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Nortliampton First Church ,
BY REV. SOLOMON CLARK,
Author of Historicals, Antiquities, and Graduates,
of Northampton, Mass.
■ Thy Way, O God, is in the Sanctuary."— Tsal.m 77 : 13.
NORTHAMPTON, MASS. :
GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY.
TTTTrTTI Ml?TJ'TTMr4 WnTTCR F.RROTKD 1877-78.
The Work here introduced, covering a period of
two hundred and thirty years, solicits the charitable
judgment of an intelligent community.
It is not claimed to be perfect, though that has
been the writer's steady purpose and endeavor. At
the beginning, difficulties, arising from the absence
of yeai'ly dates in receiving Members, were to be met.
For the first almost 100 years, the precise time when
people united with the church is omitted. This was
the order steadily pursued from 1661 till 1754. From
this latter date, the beginning of Mr. Hooker's min-
istry, the admissions and the year go together.
Note another particular. But one interval appears
when names of Members have been lost. This oc-
curred near the close of Jonathan Edwards pastorate.
Alienation existed. The church went into a dark
cloud. Few conversions occurred. Fewer still unit-
ed with the church. The record of that interval,
and of those admissions is missing. The only one of
the kind during the long period covered by this
The Work, embracing over forty-two hundred and
fifty names, has been one of constantly increasing
interest on the writer's part. Gratitude is hereby
expressed that he is permitted to see its completion.
It is offered as a tribute of the author's esteem for
his native place. May it serve as a reminder of the
superior worth of those, who, so long ago, laid in
this community the foundations of the first church.
FORMATION OF THE FIRST CHURCH. JUNE 18, 1661.
Rev. Eleazar Mather's Ministry, 1658—1669.
Original Members. — Historical Items.
Samuel Wright. One of the first settlers. His
home lot lay between King and Market streets.
On it are, The First National Bank, The Smith
Charities and other buildings.
Thomas Woodford. Was of Springfield in 1636 and
of Hartford 1639. Where he collected funds in
1645 for the students at Cambridge.
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George Alexander. Had a son Alexander Alexander
Isaac Sheldon. Lived on King Street for near fifty
years, father of fifteen children. Ancestor of
the Northampton Sheldons.
Alexander Edwards. Came from Wales. See the
origin of that name in Northampton where he
lived, " Welsh End/' toward the Hospital.
William Hannum. Came from Windsor, Conn. His
son John had thirteen children.
Aaron Cooke. A man of daring and energy, a fa-
mous wolf hunter. Had the title of Major.
William Holton. One of the Springfield petitioners
and one of the first settlers. The first deacon,
chosen in 1663.
ELEAZAR MATHER'S MINISTRY. 7
Kichard Lyman. Chosen on the first board of Se-
lectmen in 1655. Prominent in promoting the
business and welfare of the community. Recorder
of the proprietors of Nonotuck, or Northampton,
from 1654 to 1657. Six generations followed him
on his Pleasant street homestead.
John Lyman, brother of Richard, was in Northamp-
ton 1658. He married Dorcas Plum.
John King. A man of intelligence and worth. Lived
on King street; received its name from him.
Eleazar Mather. The first pastor, preached eleven
years, deceased at thirty-two. Esther Mather, his
widow, was a remarkable woman. She married
the second minister, Rev. Mr. Stoddard, and lived
seventy-seven years in Northampton.
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William Clark, viz., Lieut. William. In public life
one of the associate justices for Hampshire County,
filled other oflSces, one of the seven pillars of the
John Strong. Same as Elder John. Came to
Northampton the same year with Lt. Wm. Clark,
1659. Both aided in developing the infant col-
ony. The descendants of both were numbered by
Henry Woodward. One of the early pillars of the
first church, ancestor of the late Samuel Wood-
ward, M. D.
Thomas Root. His descendants lived in Southamp-
ton and elsewhere.
Thomas Hanchett. Chosen second deacon in 1668.
Moved to Westfield within the next two years.
William Janes. Was recorder of lands for twenty
years, also a school teacher, and bore the honorable
title of Mr., conferred only on a few.
Thomas Bascom. Came from the North of England.
His grandson, Jonathan, was a first settler in
ELEAZAR MATHER'S MINISTRY. 9
Abigail Strong James.
John Stebbins. Father of sixteen children. Ap-
pointed in 1661 with others to build a meeting-
house, forty-two feet square, costing not over 150
Joseph Eliot. Born in Roxbury. He came in 1662;
preached as Mr. Mather's assistant, with a view
to settlement, remained not over two years.
Robert Bartlett. Killed by the Indians March 14th,
1676, when they broke through the palisades at
the lower end of Pleasant street, setting fire to
several houses and barns.
Joseph Parsons. United with the little band at
Northampton in 1655. Had the title of Cornet.
Kept the first house of entertainment in the place.
The Parsons families there descended from him.
Rev. Solomon Stoddard's Ministry, 1672 — 1729.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Solomon Stoddard. The second minister. A man
of learning ; a plain, successful preacher. Five
harvests crowned his labors. Married Esther
Mather, widow of the first minister, the hon-
ored mother of thirteen children ; all reared fam-
ilies of their own, often a large household. His
son, Anthony Stoddard, preached nearly sixty
Medad Pomeroy. Became one of the first men in
town. Served as selectman, town clerk and
treasurer, register of deeds, representative to leg-
islature, forty-one years deacon.
Thomas Bascom, Jr.
Nehemiah Allen. Ancestor of Col. Ethan Allen
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 11
Timothy Baker. Belonged to the same race with
Osmyn, late a member of Congress, President of
the Board of Trustees of the Smith Charities.
Joseph Parsons, Jr. Third justice of the Court of
Common Pleas, a man of large business, public
and private. Lived with his wife sixty years,
reared twelve children, all married, had large
families. His son, Joseph, was pastor at Leba-
non, Conn., 1700-8.
John Bridgman. Son of James the settler.
John Clark. The first deacon John. Son of Lt.
William. Lived where the Art Gallery stands.
Constantly in public service. Went representa-
tive to Boston fourteen times. His devotion to
public duties injured his health and shortened
his life. By his ten children had over eighty
Jonathan Hunt. From Hartford. Home lot on
what became Elm street. His dwelling near the
Mills place, afterwards Miss Burnham's. A
cooper, a skilled workman. Chosen deacon in
1680. A valuable citizen.
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Benjamin Edwards. His daughter, Mindwell, mar-
ried Noah Parsons, Sr., who lived on South
street, near the entrance to L. B. Williams'
house, where his twelve children were born,
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 13
Joseph Hawley. Graduated at Harvard, 1674.
Came at once to Northampton. Taught a gram-
mar school. Chosen captain, received title of
, Mr. Ancestor of Northampton Hawleys.
Enos Kingsley. Came from Dorchester. Married
in Northampton, 1662.
Samuel Langton. The Samuel L. Parsons' place
on West street came into that family through
Samuel Langton, an ancestor, who bought it in
Samuel Allen. Came unmarried to Northampton
in 1657. Received his home lot on King street,
corner of King and Back Lane, now called Ed-
wards street. Married, 1659, Hannah Woodford.
The Aliens of Northampton and Pittsfield de-
scended from them.
Ebenezer Strong. A farmer and tanner. The
third and last ruling elder in the First Church.
The seventh child of Elder John. He was ser-
geant, constable, and for a long time one of the
Nathaniel Phelps, Jr.
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Samuel Clark, Brother of the first deacon John,
sons of Lt. William. The two received from
their father six acres each on Elm street. John
on the south and Samuel on the north side.
Jonathan Parsons. The first of three or more of
that name in Northampton.
Ebenezer Wright. Established himself on Bridge
street about 1684. The homestead is still owned
by his descendants. Filled the office of deacon
William Holton, Jr.
Robert Lyman. Fond of hunting, fishing, and the
like, hence from him the names Robert's Hills
and Robert's Meadow. The first who discovered
the Westhampton lead mines.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 15
John Sheldon. Father of Mary Sheldon, carried
to Canada as a prisoner, 1704-5, by the French
and Indians. Afterwards, by her father's efforts,
she was restored.
Samuel Judd. Lived forty years on Pleasant street,
where his ten children were born.
Alexander Alvord. An early settler, possessed
large means for the times.
William Clark. Same as Capt. William, son of
the distinguished Lt. William. Moved early to
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Nathaniel Edwards. Son of Alexander from Wales,
born in Northampton 1657, soon after the fam-
William Phelps. His father, Dea. Nathaniel,
came from England in the great ship, Mary and
John. William was born in Northampton, 1657.
Lived near Shady Lawn.
Samuel Smith, Jr.
Thomas Sheldon. One of the fifteen children of
Isaac. Chosen the seventh deacon in 1702.
Samuel Wright, Jr. A selectman in 1655. His
homestead on Bridge street till recently, contin-
ued in the family, through the long period of
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 17
Warham Mather. Son of Rev. Eleazar. Has the
honor of being the first native of Northampton
who graduated, viz., at Harvard, 1685. Preached
some, also taught. Finally was Justice of Peace
at New Haven ; also Judge of Probate there
John King, Jr. Was a lieutenant. Married daugh-
ter of Dea. Medad Pomeroy. She lived into her
18 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Jedediali Strong, Sr. Was a constable, received
eighteen shillings a year, for blowing the trum-
pet Sabbath morning, to summon people to
church. He lived to be ninety-six. Had four-
Preserved Clap. Son of the renowned Roger of
Dorchester. Chosen second Elder of the church.
Described as a blessing to Northampton.
Jedediali Strong, Jr.
John Searl, Jr.
Samuel Allen, Jr. He was deacon of the church
in the time of Jonathan Edwards, third pastor.
Hope Root. In the first half century about sixty
Roots were born.
Nathaniel Clark. Grandson of Lt. William. The
first of several of the same name who lived on
the South street homestead.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 19
Abigail Strong. ^
Elizur Wright. Within the first half century
about eighty Wrights were born in Northampton.
Benoni Janes. Probably the same, with two chil-
dren, killed by the Indians, 1704, at Paskhomuck
20 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mark Warner. From Hadley, 1687. His home-
stead included the corner where John Clarke,
the banker, lived. Ancestor of the Northamp-
Ebenezer Pomeroy. Acted as attorney in the trial
of four Indians, for the crime of murder, com-
mitted in Hadley. He was a Major, also Hon-
Ebenezer Strong, Jr. His family numbered thir-
David Lee. Removed to Coventry, Ct., in 1709.
His granddaughter married Rev. Thomas Allen,
first minister in Pittsfield.
Roger Clap. Chosen captain. Went representa-
tive. Had eight sons and a daughter ; all mar-
ried and reared families.
Samuel Edwards, Jr. Grandson of Alexander from
Wales. Lived 80 South street. His oldest was
Dea. Samuel, lived in Southampton, grandfather
of Prof. B. B. Edwards.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 21
Jolm Alvord, Sr.
John Alvord, Jr.
Joseph King. Accidentally killed while hunting
22 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mark Warner, Jr. Homestead on Blackpole, same
as Prospect street continued ; had seven daugh-
ters and four sons ; removed beyond Florence to
what became the Warner district. Attained his
Thomas Strong. Son of Elder John. Keceived
from his father a homestead on Pleasant street.
Whole number of his children, sixteen.
Benjamin Alvord. A weaver, an express rider,
actively engaged in the French and Indian war.
Benjamin Lyman. A lieutenant. An enterprising
man, traded some, an extensive farmer, fatted
cattle in the stall, owned 500 acres near Gran-
ville, Mass. Two of his sons were graduates.
Jonathan Strong. The first of five or six of the
same name. Selectman five times. Number of
his children, seventeen. Thirteen of them were
William Phelps, Jr.
Ebenezer Hunt. Lived on Bridge street. Moved
his large family in 1723 to Lebanon, Conn.
John Clark. Styled the 2d Deacon John. Built
1704 on South street. Captain and deacon. De-
ceased at the age of eighty-nine.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 23
Samuel Pomeroy. Son of Dea. Medad. Graduated
at Yale, 1795. Pastor at Newtown, L. L,
Sarah Stoddard. Fourth daughter of Rev. Solo-
mon, the pastor. She married, 1707, Rev. Sam-
uel Whitman, Farmington, Conn.
24 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON,
Increase Clark. Born where the Art Gallery stands.
Built opposite the same, 1710. One descendant
continues on the place, viz., Mrs. Mary Teuuy.
John Stoddard. The renowned Col. John. An
eminent civilian. As a Statesman had no supe-
rior in his day.
John Hannum, Jr. His son, Eleazar, lived in
John Parsons. The two, Esther Alvord and John
Parsons, were drowned the same day, Oct. 8th,
Samuel Bartlett, Jr. His father received permis-
sion in 1686 to erect a grist mill at the falls of
the Manhan river.
Nathaniel Alexander, Jr.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY, 25
Ebenezer Clark, A lieutenant. His house, the
second built by Lieut. William, stood near Pres-
ident Seelye's. His age almost one hundred.
John Baker. Usually styled Capt. John. Built
about 1710 the John Whittelsey house. His six
sons, very tall men, averaged eighty-two years
26 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Joseph Hawley. The second of this name, a lieu-
tenant. Married Rebecca, sister of Col. John
Stoddard. This marriage united the Hawley and
Stoddard families and gave to Northampton one
of the ablest advocates of civil freedom before
the Revolution, viz., Major Joseph Hawley.
Noah Cook. His house on West street stood on
Smith College grounds. Married, 1712, Abigail,
daughter of first deacon John Clark. When
chosen deacon, 1739, the First Church enjoyed
a bright period.
Josiah Parsons. The sixth child of Esquire Jo-
seph's large family and the first of the name in
Preserved Clap, Jr. Was captain, married Mehet-
abel Warner of Hatfield. Among his children
were Roger, Preserved, John, Eliphaz, Ezra,
SOLOMON Stoddard's ministry. 27
Samuel Curtis, Jr.
Abraham Miller. He married the daughter of
Elder Preserved Clapp.
Ebenezer Sheldon. The first Sheldon on the
Bridge street homestead. In 1701, married Mary,
daughter of first deacon Jonathan Hunt, a lady
of refinement, a favorite among the young ; her
28 FIEST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON,
Thomas Alvord. Previous to 1730 owned the
house, barn, hatter's shop which, at the above
date, came into possession of Dea. Ebenezer
Hunt, in the center.
John Lyman. The second of this name, a lieuten-
ant. Settled at South Farms, molested by the
Indians, 1704, a year disastrous to Pascomac
Moses Lyman. Chosen captain. His daughter
Hannah married Elijah Hunt, on Elm street.
His daughter Phebe married Lt. Caleb Strong,
and became the mother of Gov. Caleb Strong.
SOLOMON STODDARD*S MINISTRY. 29
Elizur Wright, Jr.
Timothy D wight. Same as Col. Timothy. Lived
on iVIarket street, Styled Esquire and Surveyor
D wight. One of the first in full, legal practice
in the community.
30 t'IRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Noah Clark. The ninth child and fifth son of the
first Dea. John. His homestead was at the top
of the hill above the Baptist Church. Eighty-
two at his decease, younger than any of six
SOLOMON STODDARD*S MINISTRY. 31
John Miller. The first who settled at West Farms.
Joseph Bartlett. Originally Pleasant street was the
headquarters of the Bartletts, therefore its first
name, Bartlett street.
Stephen Wright. Son of the third Samuel. Chosen
deacon in 1739. In 1744 moved to a neighbor-
hood afterwards included in Easthampton. An-
cestor of the Wrights in that town.
Nathaniel Phelps. Lived on South street, chosen
Samuel Judd. Lived on Pleasant street. Father,
son and grandson of the same name lived there.
Nathaniel Strong. Hawley street. The third child
of Elder Ebenezer, born 1673, when his grand-
father. Elder John, was in the height of his use-
32 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Experience D wight.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 33
Joseph Lyman, first born of Lt. Benjamin, home
on Pleasant street. Married in Farmington, Ct.
His second child, Mercy, married Hon. Joseph
Hawley, the patriot.
Ebenezer Pomeroy. Son of Major Ebenezer. Chos-
en deacon 1739. Served thirty-five years. Saw
ten spiritual harvests.
Noah Wright. Captain Noah. Succeeded his
father, Dea. Ebenezer, on Bridge street home-
34 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
George, an Indian.
Josiah Pomeroy. Same as Ensign Josiah, brother
of Dea. Ebenezer, one of Major Ebenezer's six
Joseph Alvord. Born 1698, grandson of Alexander
Alvord, by occupation a weaver. Married Clem-
ence, daughter of Dea. Ebenezer Wright.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 35
William Wait, Jr.
Samuel Marshall. A prominent citizen, selectman,
captain, house stood near the site of the Baptist
Church. Capt. Joseph Hawley married Lydia,
daughter of Capt. Samuel Marshall.
Ebenezer Cooke or Cass.
Noah Sheldon. Born 1709, on the Bridge street
homestead. Second child of Ensign Ebenezer.
Jonathan Hunt, Jr. Same as Lieut. Jonathan,
ancestor of Madam Henshaw. He was the first
to occupy what is now the S. E. Bridgman place.
A public spirited man. Gave twenty pounds
towards the town schools.
Phinehas Lyman. He entered Yale and died be-
fore completing his college course.
Gideon Lyman. Same as Lieut. Gideon, held sev-
eral town offices.
Jerijah Strong. The eighteenth and youngest child
of Elder John. Baptized by the first minister,
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Mr. Mather, he lived through Mr. Stoddard's
long pastorate, also through the eventful one of
Mr. Edwards, into Mr. Hooker's attaining the
age of about ninety.
Preserved Clapp. He settled on South street. The
place was afterward owned, 1747, by Josiah
John Clark. The third Dea. John, lived in South-
Ebenezer Miller, Jr.
Joseph Wright, Jr.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 37
Samuel Allen, Jr.
John Clapp. One of the five sons of Capt. Pre-
Ebenezer Hawley. His father was the first Jo-
seph Hawley. Gave his property to his nephew,
the eminent Major Joseph.
38 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Jonathan Burt, Jr.
Supply Kingsley. The church chose him associate
deacon with Ebenezer Hunt in 1754.
Elisha Clark. The last one killed by Indian
cruelty. At the time he was threshing in his
barn, 1747. His father was the second Dea.
Samuel Phelps, Jr.
Nathaniel Clark, Jr. Was ensign, afterwards lieu-
tenant, chosen selectman several times.
Roger Clapp, Jr. Son of Capt. Preserved. His
son, Roger, was a settler of Southampton.
Ebenezer Hunt. The same that was chosen dea-
con. He kept a record of passing events, which
has served and still does, a valuable purpose.
SOLOMON STODDARD'S MINISTRY. 39
Rev. Jonathan Edwards' Ministry, 1727 — 1750.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Jonathan Edwards. The third minister of North-
ampton. His pastorate, attended with uncom-
mon success, continued twenty-three years. Con-
sidered the greatest of American logicians and
Ebenezer Parsons. Same as Captain Ebenezer.
Third son of Esquire Joseph. His home lot was
near the Norwood House. Active and useful in
Noah Bridgman. The town voted him, a tract of
land at Horse Mountain or North Farms.
Jonathan Burt, Jr.
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JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 41
Amos, a Negro.
Joseph Hunt. Son of second Jonathan. Gradua-
ted at Yale, 1729. Entered no profession. His
dwelling stood on Elm street, on the left hand
of the road leading to Round Hill.
Jonathan Strong, Jr. He was the first of five
Jonathan Strongs on South street. He married,
1730, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Roger Clapp,
in same neighborhood. The first tything man,
viz : in 1761.
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Samuel Mather, M. D. Graduated at Yale, 1726.
Studied medicine. Lived here in full practice
fifty years, being the first educated physician
that settled in Northampton. Officiated as a
magistrate and selectman.
Samuel Clapp, Jr.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 43
Daniel Pomeroy. Same as Lt. Daniel. The
youngest of Major Ebenezer's six sons. Killed
at the battle of Lake George in 1755.
Joseph Allen. Father of fourteen children. Three
of them were ministers. His wife acted as phy-
sician with remarkable success.
Nehemiah Dwight. Came from Dedham. The
first in town to own a sleigh. It had plank
runners. At that time pleasure sleighs did not
Ebenezer Wright, Jr.
Ebenezer Miller, Jr.
Samuel Mather, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1756.
A physician in Westfield. A special justice of
the Court of Common Pleas.
44 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Jonathan Clapp. Born on South street, lived in
Easthampton, kept a public house, rose to the
rank of major, had fourteen children, ancestor
of Aliens, Lymans, and other races.
Caleb Strong. A lieutenant of superior intellect,
father of Caleb, eleven times governor of Massa-
Daniel Warner. The first of that name who lived
in the Warner district, near John F. Warner's.
Mind well Burt.
JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 45
Elias Lyman. An inn-keeper at South Farms.
Moses Lyman, Jr. Son of Capt. Moses who lived
near the corner of what afterward became Pleas-
ant and Main Streets.
Daniel Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1745. A law-
yer in New Haven, a member of the city coun-
cil, a deacon, much esteemed.
Charles Phelps. Son of Lt. Nathaniel. Lived
across the river, two miles north of Hadley. A
Daniel Clark. Built on Elm street, 1739, the
western-most dwelling in town ; a century later
it was the Allen Clark place.
46 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Hezekiah Eoot, Jr.
Seth Pomeroy. General Seth, a patriot of the
Revolution, at the battle of Bunker Hill, a
brave officer. A manufacturer of fire-arms.
Gad Lyman. An early settler in Goshen.
Israel Rust, Jr.
Nathaniel Edwards. He taught the first school on
South street. His son Nathaniel went to college,
but did not graduate.
JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 47
Ephraim Wright. His home lot near the center,
between King and Market streets. 1794, he
gave three and one-half acres to his son Seth.
Near the end of the century, Seth sold to Asa-
hel Pomeroy and went to Boston.
Ebenezer Clark, Jr. Built, 1740, on Elm street.
Three generations lived there, among them Dea.
Jared and his family.
48 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mark Warner, 3d.
Thomas Strong. Son of the first Jonathan. Grad-
uated at Yale, 1740. Settled in the ministry at
New Marlborough, 1744-77.
Ebenezer Wright, 3d.
Waitstill Strong, Jr.
Ebenezer Phelps. The first of that name, house
near Shady Lawn.
John Hunt. Built and occujDied the Henshaw
mansion where S. E. Bridgman lives. Set out
the elms which gave name to the street.
John Baker, Jr.
Ezra Clark. Lived on Bridge street near the toll
gate. Commenced there 1739. Was one of the
Committee of Fifteen in the war of the Revolu-
William Lyman. Same as Capt. William. His
son, William, a graduate of Yale, 1776, a mem-
ber of Congress, Consul to London under Jef-
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 49
ferson, died there 1811 and buried in Gloucester
Samuel Clark, Jr.
Mercy Edwards. *
50 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Elias Lyman, Jr. Kept a public house near Eock
Ferry, South Farms. Educated two sons at Dart-
John Wright, Jr.
Stephen Sheldon and Israel Sheldon. Brothers,
sons of Ensign Ebenezer on Bridge street.
Joseph vStrong. One of this name moved, 1716, to
Conventry, Conn. A man of property and great
worth. Became town treasurer, selectman and
justice of the peace. For fifty-two times was
representative. Including extra sessions, he was
a member during sixty-five sessions. In his
ninety-first year he was moderator of the town
Benajah Strong. Plis son, Asahel, a deaf mute,
was drowned July 9th, 1770.
Phinehas Clark. Lived on Elm street next be-
yond Prof. Stoddard's.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 51
Noah Baker. Became a Baptist minister, preached
in Sunderland, lived to be ninety-one.
Noah Clark, Jr.
Ezra Clapp. Graduated at Yale, 1740. Lived at
Samuel Kingsley. Built about 1740. The house
stands on South street, number 19, owned for-
merly by Dea. Daniel Kingsley.
52 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Samuel Edwards, Jr. Lived number 80 South
street, great grandfather of Prof. Bela B. and
Dr. Justin Edwards, both eminent Bible scholars.
Abner Lyman. Married about 1726, Lydia, daugh-
ter of the first Mark Warner.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 53
Isaac Parsons and Josiah, Jr. Sons of Josiah Par-
sons, Sr. Homestead originally fronted on Mar-
ket and Bridge streets. Isaac received the east-
erly half, and Josiah, Jr., had the westerly por-
Samuel Clesson, Jr.
Job Strong. Lieut. Nathaniel's son, Hawley street.
Graduated at Yale, 1747. A missionary with
Brainerd among the Indians in New Jersey. He
said Thirty Indian children could answer all the
questions in the Assembly's catechism. Settled
at Portsmouth, N. H., 1749.
Elisha Pomeroy, or Capt. Elisha. His property
comprised the dwelling, shop and land of his
grandfather, Dea, Medad Pomeroy, now covered
with buildings below the Edwards Church.
54 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Martha Sheldon. "
Benjamin Edwards, Jr.
Samuel Langton, Jr.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 55
Elisha Warner. Son of the first Mark. Lived in
Chesterfield. Had no children.
Simeon Clark. Born opposite the Art Gallery.
Married Rebecca Sheldon, 1749. The next year
moved to Amherst. Chosen deacon there. The
homestead continued till recently in same family.
Jerijah Strong, Jr. Lived on North Market street.
The fifth and sixth generations now occupy the
John Searl. Graduated at Yale, 1745. Entered
the ministry. Assisted in preparing some of Ed-
wards' works for publication.
Jacob Parsons. Married daughter of first Ebenezer
Hunt. Father of twelve children. Lived on
Ebenezer Pomeroy, 3d. Son of Deacon and grand-
son of Major Ebenezer.
Nathaniel Searl, Jr.
50 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Eobert Danks. A descendant probably of the Rob-
ert who began, 1665, the settlement at Nasha-
wannuck, and from whom Danks' pond received
David Burt, Jr.
William Bartlett, Jr. One of the early settlers at
Westhampton in 1768 was William Bartlett.
Built the first frame house, paid the largest tax.
Elihu Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1745. Studied
law, lived at New Haven, partner of his brother
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 57
Matthew Clark. Married 1754, Sarah, daughter of
the second Dea. John Clark on South street.
Matthew Clark lived at Lebanon, Conn.
Jason, servant to Major Pomeroy.
Simon, servant to Capt. Dwight,
Ishmael, servant to Nathaniel Edwards.
Joab, a colored man.
58 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Josiah Clark, Jr. Son of Ensign Josiah. Settled
and lived on South street. Officiated as deacon
John Wait, Jr.
William Clark. A farmer on Elm street. Married
and settled nearly opposite John Whittelsey's,
1746. Drove fat cattle to Boston between 1753-
57. He and Daniel Clark, his cousin, were
neighbors fifty-eight years.
Daniel Strong. Brother of Job the collegian, aided
his brother in obtaining an education. Another
Daniel Strong was drum major in the war of the
Revolution, went by the name of " Dub Strong."
Nathaniel Phelps, Jr.
Ebenezer Pomeroy, 4th.
Ebenezer Bartlett, Jr.
Benjamin Parsons. An unmarried brother of Jo-
seph on South street, lived to be eighty-eight.
The place went into the hands of William Par-
sons, hatter, same as Major William.
David Bartlett, Jr.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 59
Elizabeth, servant to Col. John Stoddard.
Joseph Parsons. His homestead on South street
joined that of Noah Parsons. Always lived on
the place. Age eighty-five.
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Bela strong. Ithamar Strong. Same as Capt.
Ithamar, boatman on the Connecticut river. He
lived on the westerly corner of Main and South
streets. Bela Strong lived where Memorial Hall
John Miller, Jr.
Stephen Wright, Jr.
Timothy Wright. Lived on King street. His
daughter, Elizabeth, married Dea. Enos Wright,
one of the best women that ever lived. Grand-
parents of William K. Wright.
Samuel Janes, Jr.
John Lyman, Jr. An inn-keeper for fifty-three
years at South Farms. Himself one of ten chil-
dren, so in his turn he became the father of the
same number. One went to Yale.
Benjamin Parsons, Jr.
JONATHAN EDWARDS* MINISTRY. 01
Elisha Hawley. Brother of Major Joseph. Same
as Capt. Elisha. He fell at the battle of Lake
Martin Phelps. His son of the same name gradu-
uated at Yale, 1776, and lived in Chester, Mass.
Stood high as a physician, was town clerk, rep-
resentative. Lived to be eighty-two. His son of
the same name was sheriff of Chester.
Leah, servant of Jonathan Edwards.
62 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Abraham Miller, Jr.
Thomas Judd, Jr. His father lived first in the
center, then at South Farms. Eeared ten chil-
dren. The Judds of South Hadley were his de-
Enoch Clark. Born 1726, near the Art Gallery.
A Lieut., also an inn-keeper.
Joseph Hawley. The third and most eminent of
that name. Graduated at Yale, 1742. As an
advocate of American liberty stood pre-eminent.
Rendered important service to his country in his
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 03
seat in tlie legislature. Served twenty six years
Phinehas Lyman. Son of Lieut. Gideon. Eliza-
beth Hawley, Capt. Elislia's widow, after a few
years of widowed life, married Phinehas Lyman.
Timothy D wight, Jr., viz. Major Timothy. An
extensive trader, large land holder, for sixteen
years was Judge of Common Pleas. Had four-
teen children, several of them graduates.
John Alvord, Jr.
Ebenezer Edwards. Killed by the fall of a tree,
Aug. 22d, 1771, aged fifty-one.
Benjamin Lyman, Jr.
Jonathan Kingsley, Jr.
Preserved Bartlett, Jr.
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Bathsheba, a colored woman.
JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 65
Medad Edwards. Home on South street. A tra-
dition remains that he occupied a "block house/'
much used in those times as a means of defence.
Constructed of logs, the lower story penetrated
below the surface of the ground several feet ;
the upper projected on all sides beyond the
Elias Sheldon. Born 1721. The second who lived
on Sheldon place, Bridge street. Continued
there till 1793.
Isaac Lyman. Son of Capt. Moses. Graduated at
Yale, 1747. Was pastor at York, Maine, sixty
Simeon Pomeroy. Lived on King street near the
"Edwards Elms," between Mrs. Dr. Fisk's and
the Aaron Breck place.
Samuel Clarke. A native of Windsor, Ct. Came
to Northampton, 1747, a saddle and harness
maker. Lived on corner of Bridge and Hawley
streets. Nine children born there. Ancestor of
John the banker, Edward, Christopher, Richard,
and of the present Christopher.
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JONATHAN EDWARDS' MINISTRY. 67
Esther Edwards. Married, 1752, Rev. Aaron Burr,
president of Princeton College.
Jerusha Edwards. Expected to marry Rev. David
Brainerd, missionary. He died at her father's,
Mary Edwards. Married to Major Timothy Dwight.
One of her fourteen children was Timothy
Dwight, president of Yale College, 1795-1817.
Her husband built the Mrs. Dr. Fisk house.
Her children were all born there. The three
foregoing, Esther, Jerusha, and Mary Edwards,
were daughters of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, third
Rev. John Hooker's Ministry, 115Jf. — lim.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Elihu Clark. The first of that name. The young-
est son of Lieut. Ebenezer. Lived near Presi-
Elisha Cook. Son of Dea. Noah. Owned with
his brother Aaron, the upper mill.
JOHN hooker's ministry. 69
Noah Parsons, Jr. Married, 1755, Phebe Bartlett.
Built near the South street bridge. He set out
the elm in front of his dwelling, 1755.
Seth Pomeroy, Jr. The oldest of Gen. Seth's five
sons. Graduated at Yale, 1753. Tutor there,
1756-7. Pastorate at Greenfield Hill, Conn.
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Samuel Judd, 2d. Lived seventy-seven years on
Pleasant street, 1685-1762. Followed there by
Elijah Hunt. House and lot west of Miss Burn-
ham place on Elm street. He reared and edu-
cated his sister's son, Hon. Elijah Hunt Mills,
born in Chesterfield.
Moses Parsons. Among the removals to Durham,
Conn., is found the name of Moses Parsons.
JOHN hooker's ministry. 71
Silas Clark. Home lot above the Baptist meeting
house. Succeeded his father, Noah. Whole
number of Silas children, twelve.
Elijah Clark. Born and lived opposite the Art
Gallery. One of the committee of fifteen in the
war of the Revolution. Chosen deacon in 1785.
Three of his sons were deacons.
Thomas Allen. Graduated at Harvard College,
1762. First minister of Pittstield. On account
of his valor at the battle of Bennington was
called the "fighting parson." Father of Presi-
dent Wm. Allen, grandfather of Judge William.
Mrs. Nathaniel Phelps.
72 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Jonathan Janes.
Sarah Hooker, of Springfield, wife of Rev. John
Hooker, the fourth minister. She was Col.
Simeon Clapp, on South street, practiced as a phy-
JOHN hooker's ministry. 73
Mrs. Elisha Akord.
Noah Bridgman and William Judd. Both mar-
ried, 1759, and settled at North Farms. Their
Joseph Alvord. A weaver, home on Bridge street.
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Pliny Pomeroy, brother of William the clothier,
and father of Gains.
Mrs. Joel Parsons.
Simeon Strong. Hawley street, where he lived
eighty-five years, a farmer and cooper, father of
JOHN hooker's ministry. 75
Elias Lyman. The second Elias, kept a jjublic
house near Rock Ferry, largely patronized.
Noah Strong, Jr.
Moses Kingsley. The third of that name, became
deacon in 1785. Moved to Chesterfield, 1794.
His grand-daughter, Judith, married the late
Joseph Clark. Son of the first Nathaniel, a far-
mer in Southampton.
Ebenezer Strong. Son of Elder Ebenezer. Had
thirteen children. His house and barn stood on
the homestead of Gov. Caleb Strong.
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Mrs. Downing Warner.
Mrs. Asahel Clark.
Mrs. Philip Clark.
Mrs. Benjamin Wright.
JOHN hooker's ministry. 77
Jonathan Hunt. Built inside Prospect, near Elm
street. Great grandson of the first Dea. Jona-
than. Was chosen deacon, 1764.
Solomon Clark. Born 1744. Daniel's son on Elm
street. In his later years styled Dea. Solomon.
Described as a bright, sunshiny, emotional chris-
Ebenezer Phelps. The second of a series of Ebe-
nezers, who lived near Shady Lawn.
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Moses Allen. Born on King street. Graduated at
Princeton, N. J., 1772. Became a minister.
Preached in Virginia, South Carolina. A faith-
ful preacher, highly esteemed.
Elijah Parsons. Son of Isaac. Graduated at Yale,
1768. Settled at East Haddam, Ct., 1772-1827.
Left a tract of land in Ohio to two Northamp-
Nathaniel Edwards, 3d. The first at Roberts
Meadow, viz., 1773. Had thirteen children.
A farmer, inn-keeper, also keeper of toll gate.
Titus King. Same as Master King. Had many
droll ways as a teacher. His school on School-
house Square, between Main and King streets,
was for a time the only jmblic school in town.
Joseph Allen, Jr.
John Parsons. Commenced at Pascomac, 1736,
lived there 1736-85. His twin children, David
JOHN HOOKER*S MINISTRY. 79
and Jonathan, were much attached to each
Mrs. Nathaniel Day.
Mrs. Titus King.
80 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Jonathan Strong.
Mrs. Moses Bartlett.
Elisha Lyman. Liyed on Pleasant street. It be-
came a public house.
Daniel Pomeroy. Same as Major Daniel. The red
tavern which stood where the present Catholic
Church stands, was associated with his name,
Mrs. Benjamin Sheldon.
Mrs. Samuel Phelps.
Mrs. Jonathan Allen.
Mrs. Elijah Hall.
JOHN hooker's ministry. 81
Sarah Small age.
Mrs. John Clark.
Mrs. Joel Wright.
Mrs. N. Langford.
Benjamin Southwick, Jr.
Joel Hunt. Brother of Elijah. His house stood
on Prospect street on the northeast corner of
Elijah Hunt's homestead.
Mrs. Elisha Lyman.
Mrs. Elias Lyman.
Mrs. Solomon Ferry.
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Robert Breck. From Springfield. Graduated at
Yale, 1756. A lawyer and clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas.
Thomas Bridgman. Graduated at Harvard, 1762.
Read law in the office of Major Hawley. Began
practice in his native place. Deceased 1771, age
Mrs. Joseph Putney.
Mrs. Daniel Elmer.
John Hunt. Graduated at Harvard, 1764. Four
years pastor Old South Church, Boston. His
early death, 1775, much lamented.
Benjamin Tappan. A patriot of the Revolution.
Acted on the committee of fifteen. Went with
others to repel the invasion of Burgoyne at Sara-
toga. Had eleven children. A remarkable
JOHN hooker's ministry. 83
Moses Clark. Moved to Sunderland, had fourteen
children ; one of the number was Dea. Israel
Clark on Bridge street.
Solomon Allen. Attained the rank of Major in
the Revolutionary war. Chosen deacon in 1797.
Entered the ministry, 1801, a pioneer missiohary
in western New York. Four churches organized
as the fruit of his labors.
Jonathan Parsons. Home at Pascomac. Baptized
by Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Married and admit-
ted to church by Rev. John Hooker.
Mrs. Joel Strong.
Mrs. Simeon Birge.
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Mrs. Samuel Judd.
Jonathan Strong, Jr. Lived on South street.
Same as Ensign Jonathan. Tything man in
Gideon Clark, Jr.
Daniel Wright. Was postmaster about seventy
years ago. Father of F. Hunt Wright, a cashier.
Elisha Mather, a tanner on Hawley street.
Moses Bartlett. Settled at West Farms.
Dr. Levi Shepherd. Father of Thomas, Levi and
Charles. The three sons built on Round Hill.
Dr. Levi & Sons had a factory on Pleasant street.
Mrs. Timothy D wight.
(JOV. CALEB STKOXt;.
DR. EBENEZER HUNT,
JOHN hooker's ministry. 85
Gov. Caleb Strong. Graduated at Harvard, 1764.
U. S. Senator, assisted in forming the Constitu-
tion of Massachusetts and of the United States.
Eleven times governor. An eminent lawyer.
Dr. Ebenezer Hunt. Began practice before 1770.
A druggist from 1769 to the present century.
Mrs. Thomas Starr.
Mrs. Elijah Lyman.
Mrs. Samuel Clark.
Joel Lyman. A lieutenant at South Farms. Lived
nearly sixty years.
Mrs. Daniel Alexander.
8G FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Benjamin Edwards.
Phinehas Parsons. Lived on West street, father
of Capt. Samuel Parsons.
Timothy Parsons. Brother of Noah, Jr. Both
were neighbors on South street. Both set out,
1755, each an elm tree. Timothy's tree died
many years ago. Noah's still lives.
Isaac Parsons. Home on Bridge street, 1715-98.
His descendants still occupy the place.
Mrs. Dr. Ebenezer Hunt.
Mrs. Jonathan Lyman.
Mrs. Phinehas Wright.
Mrs. Enos Kingsley.
Mrs. Rhoda Fowle. The Fowles lived in the brick
house on Pleasant street.
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Nathaniel Clark. The third of that name on the
homestead in South street. Lived there seventy-
four years, till 1823.
Ebenezer Clark, 3d.
Mrs. Ebenezer Clark.
Mrs. Ephraim Wright.
Mrs. Benjamin Tappan.
Mrs. Ezra Clark.
Mrs. Josiah Dickinson.
Hezekiah Porter, M. D. Lived on South street.
Resided there from 1776 until 1820.
Mrs. Hezekiah Porter.
Mrs. Amasa Clapp.
Mrs. Stephen Clark.
Mrs. Samuel Wright.
88 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Amasa Strong.
Mrs. Noah Janes.
Sarah Hooker. Daughter of Rev. John Hooker,
the pastor. She married, 1777, Hon. Caleb
Strong. They were the parents of Hon. Lewis
Enos Wright. His son Ebenezer, studied for tlie
ministry with Rev. Dr. Lyman, of Hatfield.
Elisha Alvord. His home lot in the center was
bought by fifty-six persons and given to the
County as a site for a Court House, the remain-
der to be used for a Common and for no other
Quartus Pomeroy. Brother of Asahel. A black-
smith. Occupied the large mansion on Pleasant
street, known as the Nonotuck House. His
shop stood where the first passenger depot on
the Conn. R. R. R. was built. Had ten chil-
dren, four sons and six daughters.
Phebe Clark. Lived on Bridge street, a relative
of Job Clark.
Elizabeth Wright. Wife of Dea. Enos.
Rev. Solomon Williams' Ministry, 1778 — 183J,..
His active ministry lasted not over forty-five years,
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Job Clark. Homestead at the east end of Bridge
street. Had two maiden sisters, Naomi and
Phebe, who lived near.
90 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Daniel Edwards. Home on West street on the
Samuel Breck. Married 1777 Eunice Allen.
Father of Aaron and Moses Breck.
Setli Wright. Son of Ephraim, a trader at the
corner of King and Main streets. Moved to
Boston, became wealthy. In 1809 bought the
place owned by H. Rose Hinckley.
Simeon Day. He was deaf, used a trumpet, lived
on North street.
Isaac Clark. Married 1784 Nancy, daughter of
Ebenezer Edwards. In 1809 moved from Roberts
Meadow to South street. Had ten children, one
of them, Isaac, the druggist.
Mind well Parsons.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY, 91
02 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Abiathar French.
Mrs. William Pomeroy.
Mrs. Elisha Brown.
Mrs. Ebenezer Clapp, Jr.
Mrs. Bela Parsons.
Mrs. Jonathan Bartlett.
Medad Alvord. Residence on Bridge street, on
left hand going towards the Bridge. Married
Sarah Baker ; for his second wife widow Betsey
Solomon Williams* ministry. 1)3
Eleazar Hulbert. The Hulberts started the oil,
grist, and saw mills at Florence, afterwards
owned by Josiah White.
Moses Wright. His home was on Bridge street
on the left.
Mrs. Luke Lyman.
Mrs. Abner Baker.
Mrs. Daniel Strong.
Elijah Bartlett. Settled at West Farms.
Eoxana Wright. ^
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Eli Clark. Second son of Dea. Elijah. Moved
to Skaneateles, N. Y., 1801, then almost a
wilderness. Has descendants in the place.
Nathaniel Edwards, The second Nathaniel on
South street, who went by the name of Master
Edwards. He devoted part of his leisure instruct-
ing the girls of his neighborhood in the ordi-
nary school branches.
Medad, a colored man.
Mrs. Nathaniel Edwards.
Mrs. Job Strong.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cook, Jr. One of that name
kept the jail on Pleasant street in 1786.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 05
Sfimuel Hinckley. Native of Brookfield. Gradu-
ated at Yale 1781. Register of Probate twenty-
nine years, Judge of Probate seventeen years.
Home and office on Pleasant street.
Mrs. Samuel Hinckley.
Mrs. Silas Brown.
Charles Starkweather. Came in 1787. His pew
was near the pulpit. When the choir rose to
sing, he also rose, faced the singers, the only
one who did so except the venerable Asahel
Mrs. Charles Starkweather.
Aaron Cook, Jr. The eon of Dea. Aaron and
brother of the late Enos Cook.
9G FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Luther Clark. Fourth child of Dea. Elijah. Lived
eighty-eight years on Elm street ; built 1795
the gambrel roof house opposite the Art Gallery.
Held the office of deacon fifty years. Father of
six sons and three daughters.
Abner Hunt. Father of Thomas Merrick and
Theodocia Hunt, wife of Silas M. Smith, also
Calvin Clark. 'I"he fifth of Deacon Elijah's seven
sons. Married 1792 Lucy Parsons. That year
started his home six miles out, at Rail Hill,
beyond Leeds. Attained the age of 92. The
4th generation continue on the place.
Simeon Parsons, Jr. His homestead included the
corner on which John Clarke the banker lived,
now occupied by the Norwood House.
Luke Day. A neighbor at Rail Hill of Calvin
Clark. Lived one mile nearer the center.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 97
David S. Whitney. Came when a boy to North-
ampton, 1789. Employed by the Shepherds.
Formed partnership in 1809 with Benjamin
Tappan. Chosen deacon in 1831.
Elisha Lyman, Jr. Born on Pleasant street. Lived
in Conway and elsewhere. Much esteemed by
all who knew him.
Josiah Parsons. Married 1791, father of twelve
children, one of them, Josiah, Jr., still living
on Bridge street. His son, Isaac Lewis, was
drowned July 29th, 1820. Six years old.
Thomas Bridgman. A tanner on Hawley street.
98 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Joseph Warner. Son of Daniel. He married Je-
rusha, daughter of Noah Edwards. Had four-
teen children. He was the first of several Joseph
Samuel Henshaw. Born in Eastern part of the
state. Graduated at Harvard College in 1773.
Failure of voice compelled him to leave the
ministry for the legal profession. Came to
Northampton in 1788. Appointed in 1797 Judge
of Probate, afterwards Judge of Common Pleas.
His son, John Hunt Henshaw, was admitted to
the Bar of Hampshire County,
Mrs. Phinehas Parsons.
Mrs. Lewis Smith.
Mrs. Thomas Clapp.
Mrs. Supply Clapp.
Mrs. Jonathan Miller.
Mrs. Moses Legg.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 99
Mrs. Moses Kingsley.
Mrs. Seth Phelps.
Widow Mary Strong.
Mrs. Stephen Strong.
Widow Martha Clark.
Mrs. Mary Edwards.
Her niece, Miss Bartlett.
Mrs. Nabby French.
Nathaniel Phelps. The fifth of that name, an
innkeeper on South street, a blacksmith, used a
trumpet in church to assist his hearing.
100 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Warham Parsons. His two sons, Thaddeus and
Elihu, settled, 1797, in Skaneateles, N. Y. In
his later years sold to Elisba Graves and followed
his sons to Western New York.
Mrs. Bohan Clapp,
Mrs. David Wright.
Mrs. Joseph Ring.
Mrs. Levi Upson.
Mrs. Abigail Hitchcock.
Mrs. Ebenezer Kingsley.
Mrs. William Rust.
Mrs. Calvin Clark.
Jonas Clark. Home near the bridge on Bridge
street. Keeper of toll gate, several times chosen
selectman, grandfather of Jonas M. Clark, Super-
intendent of Water Works.
Mrs. David Turner.
Mrs. Hezekiah Parsons, Jr.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 101
Lemuel Clark. Born 1764, married Lucretia
Graves, 1794. Received his father's estate on
Mrs. Solomon Allen.
Mrs. Daniel Mather.
Mrs. Azariah Clapp.
Mrs. Lemuel Clark,
Mrs. Benjamin Southwick.
Mrs. Hewitt Strong.
Mrs. Warham Clapp.
Widow Sarah Butler.
Mrs. Molly Bartlett.
Mrs. Elisha .
Mrs. Samuel Henshaw.
Mrs. Seth Carson.
Mrs. William Butler. Wife of first editor and pro-
prietor of the Hampshire Gazette.
Mrs. Gideon Carson.
Elias Mann. Home on Pleasant street, a music
teacher, styled Master Mann.
Mrs. Elias Mann.
102 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Benjamin Clark.
Mrs. Eleanor Clark.
Experience Smith. Wife of Justin Smith, Sr., and
mother of Mrs. Mary Tenney.
Bancroft Fowler. A native of Pittsfield, a gradu-
ate of Yale, minister at Northfield, professor in
Bangor Theological Seminary.
Mrs. Joseph Root.
Mrs. Thaddeus Parsons.
Mrs. Julius Barnard.
Mrs. Eliza Phelps.
Mrs. William Edwards, daughter of Benjamin
Tappan. Her husband and her sons were eminent
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 103
Mrs. Moses Bartlett.
Mrs. David Nash.
Mrs. William Stockwell.
Mrs. Smith Copeland.
Mrs. Eunice Strong.
Mrs. William Bliss.
Mrs. Joel Strong.
Mrs. Phinehas Allen.
Mrs. Simeon Butler. Wife of the first Northamp-
Mrs. Oliver Pomeroy.
Mrs. John King, Jr.
104 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Jonathan Strong, Jr. Married, 1799, Eunice Clark.
Lived farther end of South street. Two unmar-
ried brothers, Asahel and Samuel, very tall men,
Enos Clark. The youngest of Dea. Elijah's eight
children. Chosen deacon in 1818. At the for-
mation of the Edwards Church, 1832, received
the same appointment. Held the office till his
death, 1864. Rev. T. J. Clark, now of North-
field, was his son.
Mrs. John Clapp.
Mrs. Enos Clark.
Beulah Allen. Married William Clark, of Utica,
N. Y. A daughter married Rev. Ansel Eddy,
of Newark, N. J.
Mrs. Justus Parsons. Her home was near the South
Mrs. Sarah Mather.
Mrs. Rebecca Kingsley.
Mrs. Asenath Baker.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY, 105
Mra. Nathaniel Edwards, 2d.
Mrs. Eunice Alvord.
Mrs. Fanny Allen. She married Phinehas Allen
of Pittsfield, bookseller, editor and publisher of
the Pittsfield Sun. The parents of Rev. Samuel
and Phinehas Allen, Jr., editor and postmaster
Mrs. Wealthy Wright.
Mrs. Gideon Edwards.
Mrs. Eunice Bateman.
Mrs. Levi Strong.
Mrs. Elihu Clapp.
Mrs. Elizabeth Strong.
Mrs. Moses Steel.
Mrs. Aaron Wright.
Mrs. Moses Clapp.
Mrs. Timothy Parsons.
Mrs. William Mather.
106 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Julius Phelps. Oapt. Northampton Artillery.
Moved to the Warner district, 1815. Place now
occupied by his son Julius.
Increase Clark. Sixth son of Dea. Elijah. Home-
stead opposite Dea. Jared Clark's, Elm street.
Justin Smith. Father of Alvah, Theodore, Justin,
Jr., and several daughters.
Samuel Phelps. His house stood on Prospect street
where Mr. Trumbull lives. He had the name of
being honest. When the public house in the
center was burnt, 1792, he with others assisted
in clearing the house. He found the money
deposit, took care of it, giving it in due time
to the owner, who said, *' If it had not been for
honest Samuel Phelps, I should have lost all my
Erastus Clark. An inn-keeper, near President
Seelye's. In 1807, sold to Major Erastus Lyman
and went west. Lived into the middle of this
Mrs. Medad Clark.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 107
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Joseph Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. David Dole.
Nancy Bolter, wife of William Bolter, harness
Mrs. James Dunham.
Mrs. Daniel King.
Mrs. Asahel Phelps.
Mrs. Seth Wright.
Mrs. Sarah Parsons.
Mrs. Phinehas Rust.
Dea. Israel Clark.
Mrs. Israel Clark.
Mrs. David Clark.
Mrs. Joel Clark.
Mrs. Olive Wright.
Mrs. Thankful Webb.
Mrs. Heman Pomeroy,
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Enos Cook. A miller at the upper mill, father of
Horace, Rev. Theodore, Aaron, Mrs. Elihu Clark
on Elm street.
Mrs. Enos Cook.
Mrs. Merrick Pomeroy. Her husband was a prin-
ter ; his shop was in the old Tontine building ;
His home was on South street. Dec. 1, 1805,
his child was burnt.
Mrs. Elihu Clark. Her husband was the second
Elihu. Three Elihu Clarks of different genera-
tions were born near Smith College.
Mrs. Asahel Wright.
Mrs. Lydia Hodge.
Electa S. Lyman.
Widow Mary Wallace.
Mrs. Sylvester Lyman.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 100
Mary Williams. Daughter of Rev. Solomon, the
pastor, a lady of great excellence, much beloved
by the people, extensively useful, large hearted
and benevolent. Sister of Hon. Eliphalet Wil-
Spencer Parsons. Recently deceased at Pine Grove.
Benjamin Parsons, Jr.
Timothy Phelps Shepherd.
James Williams. Son of Rev. Solomon.
Asahel Pomeroy. Col. Seth's youngest son. In
1786, kept the principal public house in town.
Very extensively known. Says one, "I remem-
ber well his stately form, standing in his pew,
facing the choir, his back to the pulpit, his pon-
derous watch seals hanging from his vest."
110 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Elisha Parsons. Lived in the upper part of King
street. Father of Esquire Enos.
David B. Spencer.
Alvah Judd, Jr.
Mrs. Nathaniel Clark.
Mrs. Spencer Clapp.
Wainwright Breck. Deceased 1811, at the age of
twenty-one. Brother of Aaron and Moses.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. Ill
Mrs. Aaron Clapp,
Ebenezer S. Phelps. Chosen deacon, 1816. With
others left Northampton, 1831, and settled in
Princeton, Illinois. Attained age of eighty-five.
Levi Strong. A farmer and cooper on Hawley
street. A leading tenor singer in the First
Mrs. Gershom Clark.
Elizabeth B. Pomeroy.
Mrs. Jacob Miller.
Miriam Wright, a member of the First Church
Harriet Mills. Wife of Senator Mills. Their
daughter Helen, married Judge C. P. Hunting-
ton. Sally Mills married Prof. Benjamin Pierce.
Mrs. Mills lived to be over ninety.
112 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Jane K. Welch. A Boston lady, lived much in
Senator Mills' family.
Ashur Shepherd. Home in the Warner district.
John Miller. Lived at West Farms.
Lydia M. Elkey, a colored woman.
Charlotte Jane, a colored woman.
Seth Clark and wife.
Mrs. Seth Pomeroy.
Mrs. Thomas Gardner.
Josiah Clark. Son of Dea. Isaac. Graduated at
Williams College, 1809. Principal of Leicester
Academy, 1809-18. Pastor at Rutland twenty-
seven years. Always an acceptable preacher.
Enos Wright, Jr.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 113
Harvey Frink, M. D. Built and occupied the
large brick house on King street, owned for over
fifty years by President Allen and family,
Mrs. Ruth Hamilton.
Mrs. Abner Lyman, Jr.
Lill, a colored woman.
Spencer Clark. Keeper of the toll gate at the east
end of Bridge street.
Betsey Pomeroy. Daughter of Gains. She mar-
ried, 1807, Rev. Ebenezer Wright. They were
the parents of William K. Wright.
Jonathan H. Lyman. Born in Hatfield, 1783.
Graduated at Yale, 1802. Studied law in New
Haven. Began practice in his native town.
Moved to Northampton, 1808. A member of the
114 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Legislature in the House and the Senate. Chief
Justice of the Court of Sessions, 1825. Also,
County Attorney. Married, 1808, Sophia, daugh-
ter of Judge Hinckley. Number of their chil-
dren, thirteen. Four were graduates. In town
meetings an eminent presiding officer.
Bilhah, a negress.
Paul Wright and wife.
Mrs. Luther Strong.
Asenath Edwards. Daughter of Nathaniel Ed-
wards, 3d, at Roberts Meadow. She married
Rev. Josiah Clark, teacher at Leicester and pas-
tor at Rutland.
William Bliss. A carpenter on South street. Has
a son in business in Troy, another in Philadel-
phia, another in New York a banker, Morton,
Bliss & Co.
Mrs. Cecil Dwight.
Elisha Graves. His dwelling on Market, near
Bridge street, fitted up early as a fort, was one of
the most ancient houses in Northampton.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 115
Mrs. Sarah Wright.
Mrs. John Breck. Her husband, a trader, was the
first postmaster in Northampton.
Mrs. Samuel Hinckley.
Joseph Lyman. Son of Capt. Joseph. Graduated
at Yale, 1783. Admitted to the bar 1787.
Clerk of the Courts, Judge of Common Pleas,
and Probate. President of the old Hampshire
Bank, High Sheriff. Father of Judge Samuel
Theodore Lyman. The sixth and last occupant of
the Richard Lyman homestead on Pleasant
street. Sold and moved to Amherst, 1828.
Father of Henry, the martyr missionary.
Mrs. Theodore Lyman.
Thomas Wright, Home on Bridge street. Moved
to Tecumseh, Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Payson.
Mrs. Isaac C. Bates. Daughter of Judge and
IIG FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Martha Strong.
Mrs. Jonathan H. Lyman. Daughter of Judge
Mrs, Uriel Sikes.
Mrs. Isaac Gere.
Mr. and Mrs. Eliphaz Burt.
Mrs. Daniel Stockwell.
Mrs. Lewis Strong. She was Maria Chester of
Wethersfield, Conn. Whole number of their
children, ten, five sons and five daughters. All
the sons received a public education. Two of
the sons, Edward, M. D., and Rev. Stephen
Chester, live in the eastern part of the state.
Mrs. Clemence Patterson.
Mrs. Harvey Tillotson.
Mr. and Mrs. John Danks.
Mrs. Daniel Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Webster.
Mrs. Ebenezer Hunt, Jr. She was a daughter of
Madam Henshaw. Her husband graduated at
Harvard, 1795. For nearly forty years a drug-
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SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 117
gist. A member of the Constitutional Conven-
tion, 1820-21. His house stood on the site now
occupied by the City Hall. His successor as
druggist was Winthrop Hillyer.
Lewis Strong. Graduated at Harvard, 1803. For
thirty years a lawyer of great ability. A trustee
of Amherst College. For many years deacon of
First Church, universally esteemed.
Daniel Stebbins. Graduated at Yale, 1788. Came
to Northampton, 1806. Lived on Bridge street
fifty years. County Treasurer thirty-five years.
Attained the age of ninety. As a citizen, a pub-
lic .officer, a member of the church, held in high
Mrs. Warham Judd.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parsons. The second of
that name at Pascomac, born 1784, continued
there till 1841. Mrs. H. A. Collins, a daughter,
resided at Smiths Ferry, recently deceased.
Mrs. Reuben Smith.
118 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Elijah Allen, Jr.
Ebenezer S. Phelps.
Cecil Jewett. The oldest of the four sons of Tim-
othy, located at the westerly end of Blackpole,
now North Prospect street.
Mrs. Ebenezer Kingsley.
Seth Pomeroy. Built the brick house on Pleasant
street. Son of Quartus. His son George, a pub-
lic spirited man, was the first to start the ex-
press business west of Albany.
Samuel Clarke, Jr. Brother of John, Christopher,
Edward who built on Round Hill, Richard who
settled in Chesterfield. The above, Samuel
Jr., traded for several years in Northampton.
When beyond middle life, closed his business,
turned his attention to the ministry. Resided
in Maine, preached only a short time. Spent
his last days with bis children at the west.
Mrs. Asahel Pomeroy.
Mrs. Polly Crossett.
Nancy P. Russell.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 110
Mrs. Ann Clark.
Ralph Snow. A dry goods trader for many years
on Shop Row. Father of Lorenzo, George, Al-
bert, and several daughters. Home on Hawley
William Edwards. Styled Col. Edwards, grandson
of the distinguished Rev. Jonathan. Smith Col-
lege stands where he lived. Prof. Park, of An-
dover, married his daugliter. Henry and Ogden
were his sons. By occupation a tanner.
Thomas Lyman. A farmer, house on Bridge
Fanny P. Ayres.
Mrs. Hannah Flint.
120 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Polly Pomeroy. Daughter of Asahel, a prominent
alto singer in the large choir of the First Church.
Mrs. Eli Ashman. She was Lucy, the youngest
daughter of Eev. John Hooker, and mother of
two sons much celebrated, viz., John Hooker
Ashman, professor of law at Harvard, and George
Ashman, a statesman and lawyer, Springfield.
Samuel Peckham. Became a minister, preached in
Mrs. Hannah Clark.
Mrs. Jonas Clapp.
Clarissa Lyman. Daughter of Esq. Levi. She
married, 1822, Rev. William Richards, mission-
ary to Sandwich Islands. Whole number of their
children, eight. Her sister Elizabeth married
George A., oldest son of Dea. Luther Clark.
Harriet Parsons. Daughter of the 3d Moses.
Married for her first husband a Mr. Munn of
Greenfield. Her second husband, Rev. Joseph
Knight, preached eighteen years in Peru. She
attained her eighty-eighth year.
Sally Starkweather. She married Rev. James San-
ford, uncle of Hon. John E., Speaker of Mass.
House of Representatives.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 121
Mr. and Mrs. Gleason.
Sally Maminash. The last of the Indian race in
Northampton; long and tenderly cared for, under
the infirmities of age, by Mrs. Warham Clapp,
and her son Edward and his wife.
Mrs. Jane Gere.
Mrs. Thankful Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Zenas Wright, the parents of Rev.
E. M. Wright.
Jason Strong and his wife.
Luther Davis and wife.
Mrs. David Edwards.
Mary B. Patterson.
Luisa Ann Clapp.
Elijah Day and wife.
122 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
George Bridgman. Succeeded Col. Edwards in tan-
ning business. Moved to Canada.
Moses Breck. An active temperance worker.
Clarissa Rogers, daughter of Dr. Rogers.
Mary, a colored woman.
Asahel Lyman. Lived near Rock Ferry. Left for
missionary objects from twenty to twenty-five
Mrs. Asahel Lyman.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 123
Belinda Dickinson. The wife of Zenas Clapp on
South street, and the mother of Rev. William
D., remembered for his superior pulpit talents
and preaching abilities.
Widow Thankful Sikes.
Mrs. William Clapp.
Mrs. William Gardner.
Mrs. Joseph H. Clark.
Mrs. Nancy Clapp.
Mrs. James Sanford.
124 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Theodore Rust. United with the First Church
seventy-four years ago, a remarkable instance of
longevity. Continued till recently among the
business men of the community. Recently de-
Mrs. John Sanford.
William Clark. The third on Elm street, above
the Jewett place. Born 1794. A farmer, owned
the paper mill. Father of William, Lucius,
Chauncey Clark. A member for several years of
the Legislature in the House, twice a State
Senator. Held an office in Custom House,
Major Josiah Dwight. Graduated at Harvard Col-
lege 1786. Clerk of the Courts, Treasurer of
Massachusetts. His family numbered seventeen
Mrs. Dwight, styled Madam Dwight, tall, hand-
somely formed, genial, sympathizing, highly
Mrs. Elihu Pomeroy. Her husband was a cooper
next west of Dea. Luther Clark's on Elm street.
ISAAC C. BATES.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 125
Theresa Henshaw, Eliza Ilenshaw, daughters of
Mrs. Betsey Town.
Eli P. Ashman. Received honorary A. M. from
Middlebury College, 1807, and the same from
Harvard, 1809. Chosen U. S. senator, 1816.
Bohan Clark. Owned the lower mill, father of
Enoch W., Bohan Jr., Joseph and Luther, the
last a banker in New York.
Mrs. Mary Clark.
Mrs. Sarah Hooker.
Isaac C. Bates. Graduated at Yale College, 1802.
A member of Congress, also of the Governor's
Council and of the U. S. Senate. Father of S.
Henshaw Bates, of Mrs. Fordyce Hubbard, Mrs.
H. H. Chilson, and Mrs. L. J. Dudley.
Elisha Mather, M. D. An estimable physician, at
one time partner of Dr. J. H. Flint. One of
the musicians of the First Church choir.
126 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Sarah Mather,
Joseph Warner, Jr. Brother of Oliver, Solomon,
Seth, Moses, Rev. Aaron and others.
Mrs. Nancy Warner.
Elijah M. Hayden.
Aaron Breck. Chosen deacon 1839. Father of
Samuel, a teacher and graduate of Brown Uni-
Mrs. Aaron Breck.
Mr. and Mrs. Gaius Burt.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Clark.
Col. Jacob Bates and vs^ife. They were the parents
of Hon. Isaac C. He was a lieutenant in the
Adam R. Hamilton, Nancy, his wife.
Joseph Strong, Hawley street. 1780-1860. Num-
ber of his children, eight.
Luther Strong, Polly Strong. He was grandson
of Jerijah, Jr. Their home on North street.
Mrs. Enoch Jewett.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS* MINISTRY. 127
Mrs. William Partridge.
Mrs. Sally Pomeroy.
Warham Clapp, Samuel Strong. Both valuable
men on South street.
Nathan Clark, Jr.
Nathan Clark, Sr. Lived in Westhampton. The
third Elijah Allen married, 1849, Lovisa, daugh-
ter of Nathan Clark of W.
Edwin Clark. Son of Lemuel. Rose to the rank
of colonel. Deceased when comparatively young.
Justin Clark. The oldest son of Calvin. Home-
stead at Rail Hill, between Leeds and Williams-
128 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Sally M. Judd.
Lydia M. Parsons, afterwards Mrs. Elisha Turner.
Mother of Wm. E. Turner, a lawyer.
Horace Lyman. Home on Bridge street. Father
of the late Gen. Luke Lyman.
Hiram Ferry. Married, 1828, Lucretia, daughter
of Lemuel Clark. A relic preserved by the
Ferrys is a cradle, in which Dea. Josiah was
rocked when a babe, 1721, in which others of
that line were rocked.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS^ MINISTRY. 129
Mrs. Elijah Wright.
Lucinda G. Smith.
Abigail W. Clark.
Mrs. Charles Johnson.
Nathaniel Clark. The fourth of the same name
on the South street homestead. He lived there
1775-1857, eighty-two years.
Sarah Whitney. Wife of Josiah D. Whitney. She
was the mother of the two professors, Josiah
D. of Harvard and William D. of Yale, both
eminent in their departments of learning.
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Mrs. Joseph Allen.
Mrs. Urania Webster.
Nancy Say re.
Mrs. Warham Judd.
Eunice Judd. She married, 1785, Lewis Smith,
at South Farms. Number of their children,
eleven. Charles Smith, one of the eleven, owns
Widow Mary Wilson.
Eliza S. Stebbins.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS MINISTRY. 131
Allen Clark. Homestead upper part of Elm street.
Father of Jonathan Allen, Daniel W. and Ed-
win. An enterprising, thrifty farmer.
J. Lyman Clark. Son of Dea. Israel. Had charge
for many years of the town's poor.
Thomas M. Hunt. Son of Abner. Was clerk in
the drug store of Ebenezer Hunt, Jr. Afterward
at Auburn, N. Y., in the same business. A
man of excellent character, much esteemed.
Sarah Mills Hunt.
Alexander Phoenix. A minister. Resided a few
years in Northampton. Married, 1817, Eliza-
beth, daughter of Benjamin Tappan. Settled at
Chicopee as pastor.
Mrs. Quartus Strong,
V.)2 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON,
Mrs. H. K. Starkweather.
Mrs. Charles Shepherd. Her husband graduated
at Yale, 1798. Went into business with his
father, Dr. Levi and two brothers. Charles
Shepherd built on Round Hill.
Mrs. F. Hunt Wright. She lived to be over
ninety. Her husband was cashier of the old
Abigail H. Pierce.
Miriam Pomeroy. Daughter of Asahel, a member
of the First Chui'ch choir, an alto singer.
Sarah Tappan Pierce.
Mary M. Clapp.
Luther Clark, Jr.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 133
Daniel J. Cooke. At one time iu company with
David Judd, cabinet makers, whose daughter,
Malissa, he married. Her sou, David B. Cooke,
at last accounts, lived in Chicago.
Jacob N. Brewster.
Mrs. Sophia Clapp.
Martha Starkweather. Daughter of Charles, mar-
ried Hon. Chauncey Clark. They left no chil-
dren. Both deceased 18G9.
Frances A. Henshaw.
Solomon, a colored man.
Harriet Cook, daughter of Enos Cook.
Widow Esther Smith.
Mrs. F. Dickinson.
Solomon Stoddard. Second son of Solomon the
high sheriff. Was town clerk and clerk of the
courts. His wife was daughter of Benjamin
Nathan Rust, Jr.
Mrs. Nathan Rust.
Cecilia Lyman. Married Dea. J. P. Williston.
Mother of Hon. A. L. Williston.
134 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Lucy Whipple. A Miss Whipple taught a school
for young ladies. The building stood near the
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lord.
Hannah Eliza Harding.
Mrs. Nathaniel Edwards.
Catharine Bigelow. Daughter of William, married
Humphrey Farrar and lived in Petersham.
Mrs. Justus Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Zebina Smith,
Timothy Graves and wife.
Widow Mary Day.
Eli Loveland. Married a sister of Chauncey Clark.
The family moved to Marion, Alabama, where
they lived over forty years.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 135
Armanda Woods. Worked iu the tanning business.
Occupied and owned the residence wliere John
Whittelsey lives. Mrs. Whittelsey was his daugh-
Louisa A. Henshaw.
Israel R. Pilgrim. Home on Union street.
Mrs. Caroline Parsons. Wife of Capt. Samuel,
West street. Parents of Sydenham, Samuel L. ,
Col. Joseph B., Sarah, and others.
Mr. and Mrs. Ashur Shepherd.
Widow Sarah Adams. Daughter of Seth Wright.
Lived at the H. R. Hinckley place.
Eliphalet Williams. Son of Rev. Solomon, the
pastor. President of Northampton National
Bank thirty-one years, deacon iu the First
Church forty-three years. Attained the age of
136 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Sylvester Judd. Her husband was third edi-
tor of the Hampshire Gazette. Under him the
circulation of the paper steadily increased. Com-
menced a history of Hadley. Became an honor-
ary member of the Connecticut and Massachu-
setts Historical Societies.
Widow Susan Parsons.
Elizabeth L. Clark.
Esther Maria Cook.
Josiah D. Ashley.
SOLOMON WILLIAMS' MINISTRY. 137
J. Metcalf Wilson.
Mrs. Lucy Conners.
Jabez French. Father of M. M. French. A mu-
sician of the First Church choir. Played the
double bass viol.
Rev. Mark Tucker's Ministry, March 10, 182 Jf.—
Aug. 16, 1827.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Mrs. George Bridgman.
Samuel Wells. Graduated at Dartmouth College,
1813. A lawyer, Justice of Peace, Clerk of the
Courts, highly esteemed citizen, aud member of
Mrs. Samuel Wells.
A. G. Duncan. A clerk in one of the stores.
J. P. Williston. Son of Rev. Payson and brother
of Hon. Samuel Williston, of Easthampton.
Deacon for thirty-four years. Practically benev-
olent on a large scale.
Nancy Jane Rider.
Mrs. Elijah Abbott.
MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 139
Mrs. Elizabeth Wells.
Mrs. Desire Atkins.
Thomas Pomeroy. Son of William, a clothier ;
brother of Daniel, Northville, Michigan ; also of
Nancy, wife of William Bolter. Attained the
rank of colonel. Chosen deacon in Florence
Enoch Jewett. He and Dea. Thomas Pomeroy
were among the first to build and settle in Flor-
Ursula Clark. Her home was on Water street.
Widow Charlotte Wright.
Mrs. Ebenezer Wright.
Zephaniah Hunt. Lived on Market street.
Mrs. Eli Judd.
Mary Ann Dwight.
Elisha Graves, Jr. Brother of Mrs. John Clarke,
wife of the banker. Lived eighty- two years on
the Graves' homestead, Market street.
Eliza A. Graves.
140 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Benjamin Eastman. Lived on Market street, a
Justus Upson. The Upsons lived at South Farms.
Mrs. Levi Parsons.
Sally L. White.
Henry B. Winslow.
Milo J. Smith. Home at South Farms. A rep-
resentative to the Legislature in 1842. Chosen
selectman nine times.
Mrs. Mark Tucker. Her husband was the sixth
pastor of the First Church. Williams College
conferred on him the degree of D. D. in 1831.
Frederic Janes. Married Paulina Burnell, daugh-
ter of Joseph the miller, in 1833. Pursued col-
legiate studies at Yale and Amherst. Lived sev-
eral years in New York editing the Christian
Parlor Magazine. Deceased in 1890.
MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 141
Mrs. Asenatli Gouch.
Elizabeth Dwight. Daughter of Cecil, who lived
in the Warner district. She was sister of Henry
Augustus and William Cecil. Married Mr. H.
Kirkland, and lived in Hartford, Conn.
Tamesin S. Clark. Daughter of Bohan. She de-
ceased, 1889, at South Deerfield, and left nearly
ten thousand dollars to various charities.
H. K. Starkweather. In office as one of the
selectmen sixteen or seventeen successive years.
Afterwards in California.
Charles Walker. Graduated at Yale, 1824. A
physician and dentist over twenty-five years.
Son-in-law of Nathan Storrs.
Erastus Slate. Originated in Bernardston. Home
on Market street. In the boot and shoe business.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hopkins. In early life styled
Capt. John. A trader in his native town, Had-
ley, afterwards in Boston. Built on King street,
1824. Variously connected with twenty-five
Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Wood. Afterwards lived in
li'i FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
George A. Crossett. An officer on board of U. S.
Benjamin Barrett, M. D. Came to Northampton,
1823. Partner with Dr. David Hunt, as Hunt
& Barrett. Chosen to Legislature 1842, State
Senate 1843-4, County Commissioner 1847.
Treasurer of Northampton Savings Bank, 1854-64.
Levi Wright. Home on Bridge street.
Mrs. Anna Birge.
Sally Willard. Home afterward Chenango County,
Mrs. Fanny Clapp. Became second wife of Phin-
ehas Allen, editor of Pittsfield Sun. Has re-
cently celebrated her ninetieth birthday.
Thomas Stearns and wife.
Mrs. Sophia Clark.
Mrs. Nancy Loveland.
Judith Breck. Wife of Moses Breck, from Ches-
MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 143
Abigail J. Lyman.
Nancy A. and Lucy H. Clark. Sisters, daughters
of Dea. Luther Clark, Elm street. Nancy A.
married William Wells of Greenfield. They lived
at Port Gibson, Miss. Parents of Helen and
Charles Wells, at Saratoga Springs.
Elizabeth M. Chester.
Angeline and Julia Snow. Sisters, daughters of
Ralph, the trader. Angeline married Rev. Jo-
seph Hunt Breck, a native of Northampton.
Preached in Massachusetts, Vermont and Ohio.
Hannah W. Dwight.
Caroline W. Dwight. Daughter of Major Josiah.
Married, 1832, Rev. Samuel Hopkins. They
lived together not quite fifty years.
Lucy Pomeroy. Daughter of Heman. She mar-
ried Luther, son of Theodore Clapp, inn-keeper
at Easthampton. They lived at Gloversville,
Temperance Clark. She married Charles, fourth
son of Dea. Luther Clark. They were parents
of James Dickson and Charles Henry Clark.
144 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mary and Hannah Butler. Sisters, daughters of
Simeon, the bookseller. Hannah married Mr.
Frances M. Storrs.
Frances Greenwood. Reared in the family of Sol-
omon Stoddard, Esq., Elm street. Married his
son Solomon, author of Latin Grammar and
Professor at Middlebury College.
Fanny Dickinson. Sister of George P., 57 Elm
street. For many years her home has been at
Stella Shepherd. Daughter of Levi, married, 1833,
Rev. Mark Niles. They had five children.
Erastus Hopkins. Graduated at Dartmouth, 1830.
Settled in ministry six years. Moved to North-
ampton 1841. Nine years a member of the Leg-
islature. First president of Conn. R. R. R.
David B. Spencer.
MARK tucker's MINISTRY, 145
Sumner Clark. Oldest son of Dea. Enos on Elm
street. Became a druggist in Columbus, Ohio.
Benjamin Sheldon. Medical student of Hunt &
Barrett. Practiced at Hatfield. 1836, removed
to Cleveland, Ohio. His address 26 Franklin
Miranda and Henrietta Ingalls. Daughters of
James on Market street.
Joseph D. Smith.
William Clark, Jr.
Jared Clark. Same as Dea. Jared. Held the office
of deacon for nearly fifty years.
14(J FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Sarah and Theodosia Hunt, sisters. Daughters of
Abner Hunt. Sarah married Theodore Burt.
Theodosia married Silas M. Smith, the parents
of W. L. and George H. Smith.
Anson D wight.
Justice S. Parsons.
Elisha Parsons, Jr. Born on King street. Left
Northampton and located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Edward T. Wade.
Samuel F. Phelps. From Westhampton, a clerk
on Shop Row. Married Phebe, daughter of Jus-
tus Parsons. A prominent member of Dr. Storr's
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y,, for many years.
John L. Clark.
Asa J. Clark.
MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 147
Jane F. Fowler.
Josiah D. Whitney. A merchant, afterwards Cash-
ier and President of Northampton National
Bank. Three of his sous are professors in va-
rious colleges ; another is principal assistant in
Boston Public Library.
Daniel R. Clark. For about fifty years a mason
by occupation. Home near his brother, Dea.
David Judd. Was cabinet maker on South street.
Edmund M. Bartlett. Home in the meadow,
Betsey Fisher. Removed to Chicopee.
Elihu Clark. The third and youngest of that
name. His widow resides in the upper part of
William Butler. The originator of the Hampshire
Gazette in 1786, also editor and proprietor.
148 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Theodore Butler. Bookseller, and member of First
Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, N. Y. Has a
son in Chicago in the stationery business.
Lorenzo and George W. Snow. Sons of Ralph the
Elizabeth Strong. Daughter of Theodore, home
formerly at the east end of Shop Ro^. Mar-
ried, 1841, Rev. Augustus C. Thompson, D. D.,
Roxbury or Boston.
Joseph D. Smith.
Abigail T. Smith.
Justin Smith, Jr. Home opposite the Art Gallery.
William S. Smith. Residence later in Troy, N. Y.
Lewis Bridgman. Graduated 1839 at Oberlin Theo-
logical Seminary. Has preached mostly at the
west. At last accounts was in Dakota.
Moses Bryant. Resided at Amherst.
John Moies, Jr. Lived at Pawtucket, R. I.
Edward H. Little. Home afterward in Pittsfield.
MARK tucker's MINISTRY. 149
George Kingsley. His life was devoted to musical
culture. Among composers and performers he
stood conspicuous. Organist of First Church.
Afterwards at Easthampton.
Mrs. Eli Judd.
Widow Lucy Sage.
Widow Theodosia Eastman.
Martha Smith, daughter of Justin.
Mary Ann Clark, daughter of Dea. Enos.
Laura Clark. Daughter of Calvin. Married James
Loud of Cummington and Plainfield.
Frances A. Wright.
Spencer Lyman Judd. Located at Brecksville, 0.
Octavia Cushman, At the Paper Mill,
Widow Laura Stebbins.
Widow Sybil Phelps.
Widow Harriet Bailey.
150 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Daniel Butler, Jr. Fifty-eight years ago went to
Green Bay. Died there not long since.
John Wells. Associated in trade with J. D. Whit-
ney, under the firm of Whitney & Wells.
Rev. I. S. Spencer's Miriistry, Sept. 11, 1828 —
March 12, 1832.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Benjamin Clark, Jr.
Charles F. Sheldon. Home at Rochester, N. Y.
Mrs. James Phelps. Previous to her marriage
taught on Elm street.
James Phelps. Homestead beyond the Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha C. Strong. South District.
Mrs. Maria Strong.
Sally 0. Lyman.
Mrs. Isaac Clark. Wife of the druggist. Clark
& Williston. They were the parents of Isaac
Edwards C, connected with the Bureau of Ed-
ucation, Washington, D. C.
Caroline H. Dewey. Wife of Judge Charles A.
152 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mary Dwight. Daughter of Cecil in the Warner
Mrs. Ruth Sheldon.
Roxana Hunt. Married Roswell Hubbard, on
Bridge street. Long a valuable member of the
First Church choir.
Ebeuezer M. Dwight.
Samuel C. Clark.
Laura B. Bartlett.
Mrs. Harriet N. Clark.
Mrs. Hannah Spencer.
Mrs. Elvira Bartlett.
Mrs. Charity Judd. From South Hadley. Wife of
Warham. Became one of the oldest persons in
I. s. spencer's ministry. 153
Mrs. Deborah Clapp.
Clarissa Whitney. Previously Miss James of
Goshen, the second wife of J. D. Whitney, the
parents of Henry Mitchell Whitney, sergeant
major in the late war, professor in Beloit Col-
Widow Mosely Wright.
Eliza W. Butler. Oldest daughter of Daniel, mar-
ried, 1834, Prof. William Thompson, D. D.,
of the Hartford Theological Seminary. They
lived together forty-five years.
Caroline P. Chandler. Home afterwards in Mich-
Henry G. Bowers. Lived on Prospect street.
Place occupied by Prof. Blodgett.
Mary W. Bowers.
Lewis S. Hopkins, M. D. Brother of Erastus.
Bought the Henshaw place, lived there 1849-59.
Removed to Brockton, 1864.
Mary H. Williams. Daughter of Hon. Eliphalet,
married, 1837, Eev. John E. Tyler, of Wind-
154 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
William Griffin. Located afterward in Michigan.
Octavia Clapp. At a later date lived in Hartford,
Widow Sarah Edwards.
Clarissa A, Cook. Home on Pleasant street.
John Bridgman. Brother of Ansel, Sylvester and
Theodore, of Brecksville, Ohio.
Mrs. John Bridgman.
Mrs. Nancy Wright, Mrs. Juliana Bridgman. Both
lived at Horse Mountain.
Susannah F. Judd. Afterwards at Brecksville, 0.
Horace Wright, Laura Ann Moody, Clarissa Allen.
These three belonged at Roberts Meadow.
Mrs. Elvira Shepherd. Wife of George Shepherd,
Mrs. William H. Judd.
Mary B. Kingsley.
Esther H. Starr.
Widow Keziah Starr.
Orra Lyon. Home in Whately.
I. s. spencer's ministry. 155
Mrs. Lucy Barnard. Before her marriage was Lucy
Sage, on Elm street.
Henry R. Hayden.
Charles T. Hayden.
Lavinia B. Hayden. The Haydens lived at the
Factory, now Leeds.
Cynthia C. Hunt.
Mary Smith. Now Mrs. Tenney, opposite the Art
Elizabeth Pierce. Daughter of Rev. John Pierce
of Brookline, grand-daughter of Benjamin Tap-
Lucy Gregory, Mrs. Nancy North, and Laura
Witherell. The three foregoing lived at Leeds.
Marcus T. Moody.
Solomon Stoddard, Jr. The fourth of that name
in Northampton. Graduated at Yale, 1820.
Father of Prof. Francis H. Stoddard of New
William H. Stoddard. Chosen deacon in Edwards
Church. A merchant for many years in his na-
William K. Wright, Prospect street. Son of Rev.
Ebenezer, employed by Hampshire Missionary
Society in St. Lawrence County, N. Y.
156 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Theodore B. Rogers.
Marcus C. Parker.
Charles R. Stearns.
Roxana R. Parsons. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Seminary 1841. Married Mr. Green, Homer,
Tryphena Day. The three lived at South Farms.
Fanny B. Eastman.
Ansel Jewett. Third son of Timothy. His widow
still survives on the homestead, Elm street.
Mary H. Kirkland.
Mary Parsons. Home afterward in Springfield, 0.
SILAS M. SMITH.
I. s. spencer's ministry. 157
Asahel S. Abels.
Wealthy Cushman. Lived at the Paper Mill.
Mrs. Margaret Clapp.
Joseph T. Herrick.
James P. Bradley.
Silas M. Smith. Lived nearly sixty years in North-
ampton. In the furniture business. Leading
singer for many years of the First Church choir.
Trustee of the Lunatic Hospital. Chosen dea-
con of the First Church. Father of W. L. and
George H. Smith.
Enos Parsons. Son of Elisha. A lawyer for
James Greenwood. Brother of Mrs. Solomon
Stoddard, Jr. Became a minister.
Cephas Strong. Home on North street. Sexton
of First Church twenty years.
Sylvester Judd, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1836.
Pastor at Augusta, Me., 1840-53. A public lec-
turer and author.
John W. Little.
158 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mary Ann Smith.
Mrs. T. Chamberlain.
Mrs. Mary Taylor.
Mrs. Harriet Powers.
Estes H. Smith.
Mrs. M. H. Wetherell.
Sarah T. Butler. A daughter of Daniel on Pleas-
Mrs. Hannah Clark.
Mrs. Mary D. Phelps.
Avesta C. White.
Daniel Kingsley. A tailor for nearly fifty years.
Went twice to the Legislature. Superintendent
of Sabbath School twenty years. Served as dea-
con sixteen years.
1. s. spencer's ministry. 159
Arunah C. Bugbee. A Teacher. Lived at Spring-
Moses Hunt, Jr.
Abiel Rankin. A stone cutter. His stone yard
was opposite Capt. Samuel Parsons' place on
Mary A. Rankin.
Dorcas E. Clark.
Wealthy A. Herrick.
Luther H. Graves.
Mrs. Abigail Kingsley.
Mrs. Mary Clapp.
Mrs. Abigail Cook.
Mrs. Almira Smith.
Cynthia B. Robinson.
Chauncey Coltou. In the furniture Imsincss. A
deacon in the Edwards Church.
Mary Rand. Subsequent residence at Elbridge,
Mrs. Amanda Adkins, on North street.
Mrs. Anna Cutter.
Sarah M. Wrisley.
160 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Elizabeth Strong. Daughter of Jonathan, South
William N. Moore.
Josiah D wight. Major Josiah's son ; brother of
Margaret, Susan, Caroline, Ogden and others.
Harriet S. Clark.
Ellen M. Moies.
Richard B. Davis, South street. Carriage maker.
Harriet G. Chandler.
Mrs. Nancy B. Clark.
Elizabeth M. Phelps.
Elijah Kingsley. A carpenter on South street.
Lewis Parsons. Son of Justus. Succeeded his
father on the homestead, near the South street
Sarah A. Strong.
Elizabeth W. Russell.
John S. Reed. Lived in Northfield.
Lovisa Weller. Home on Lyman's Lane.
George Sheldon, D. D. Graduated at Williams
College, 1835. Ordained 1841. Married Martha
Lyman, 1839. They had eight children. Four
sons graduated at Princeton College.
I. s. spencer's ministry. 161
Phebe Parsons. Married Samuel F. Phelps, Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
Mrs. Zebina Smith.
Sarah W. Breck.
Abigail M. Joy.
Mrs. Mercy Moody.
Emma C. Phelps.
Lovisa H. Phelps.
Lydia M. Clapp.
Mrs. Rachel Clapp.
Mary I. Shepherd.
Edward C. Smith.
Sarah T. Stoddard. An only daughter of the third
Solomon. Married, 1837, Rev. Albert Smith,
Prof, at Middlebury. Their son, Rev. Arthur
H. Smith, is a missionary in China.
162 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Thomas Bridgman. Published Inscriptions on the
Grave Stones of Northampton, 1850 ; also sub-
sequently several books of inscriptions relating to
cemeteries in Boston and elsewhere.
Mrs. Eunice N. Bartlett.
Elizabeth P. Augur.
Mrs. Sarah Wright.
Laura N, Bryant.
Mrs. Wealthy Clark.
Luther Clark, 2d, Bridge street.
Charles Hayden, at Leeds.
Benjamin E. Cook. Came to Northampton, 1827.
Partner of Nathan Storrs, jeweler. Chosen
Brigadier General, 1850, served five years.
" Reminiscences of sixty years on Shop Row,"
in the Centennial Hampshire Gazette, by Gen.
B. E. Cook, is an interesting sketch.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Delano. The name recalls
the mode of travel by the stage coach one and
two generations ago. Mr. Delano's connection
with a stage line first brought him to North-
I. s. spencer's ministry, 163
Mrs. Louisa Wood.
Dexter Clark. Lived forty years on Maple street.
A mason by occupation.
J. Stebbins Lathrop. Home No. 17 Bridge street.
Mrs. Abigail Phelps.
Mrs. Esther Cook.
Mrs. Miriam May.
Dan T. Baggs.
Mrs. Eunice Brown.
Mrs. Mary Clark.
Martha Lyman. Daughter of Sylvester, Bridge
street, married, 1839, Rev. George Sheldon, D. D.
Mrs. Nancy Edwards.
Sylvester S. Wright.
Julia N. Rust.
Elizabeth A. Warner.
164 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Catharine M. Graves.
Lucy Gere. Daughter of Isaac, a goldsmith. She
married Dr. Brown, removed to Ohio.
Eli Edwards, West street, right hand.
Mrs. Fanny Graves.
Mary Ann Clark. Daughter of Bohan, married,
1835, to Watson Loud, M. D., Romeo, Michigan;
the parents of eight children. In January, 1829,
he entered the office of Hunt & Barrett, North-
ampton, as a medical student.
Mrs. Frances F. Merritt.
Mrs. George Day.
Mrs. Lucretia Taylor.
Mrs. Melinda Church.
Mrs. Electa Sage.
Mrs. Moses Richmond.
Henry Lyman. Ordained Oct. 1833, at Northamp-
ton. Sailed, 1833, with other missionaries for
I. s. spencer's ministry. 1G5
Bataviii, Isle of Java. Started April, 1834, on
an exploring tour with his associate, Mr. Mun-
son. Both suffered martyrdom, June 28. Ly-
man was only twenty-four, Munson was thirty.
A monument to Lyman's memory stands near
Brainerd's grave in the Northampton cemetery.
Ministry of Rev. Joseph Penny, D. D., June
5, 1833— November 23, 1835.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Mrs. Margaret Penny.
Mrs. Dorcas Hancock.
George Kingsley. The organist,
Mrs. Nancy Kingsley.
Mrs. Mary W. Bissell.
Sarah B. Hunt.
Solomon Clark. Fifth son of Dea. Luther. Grad-
uated at Williams College, 1837, and the Semi-
nary now at Hartford, Ct., 1840. Pastorates at
Petersham, South Canton, Plainfield and Goshen.
Author of Antiquities, Historicals and Gradu-
ates of Northampton. Published Historical Cat-
alogue of the First Church, Northampton, 1891.
JOSEPH penny's ministry. 167
Lucy E. Dewey. Married, 1842, Prof. Josiah
Clark of Smith College. He Received LL. D.
from Yale in 1875.
Eliza M. Jndkins.
Mrs. Ann Hamilton.
Mrs. Simeon Rutler.
C. Parkman Judd. Son of the editor and anti-
quarian. Graduated at Yale, 1840, Studied law
with C. P. Huntington. Established himself
at Reading. Has an office there, also in Boston.
Mrs. Phebe Hartwell.
Sarah Ann Parsons. The youngest of the family
of Justus. Married, 1840, Rev. Josiah Leonard.
First settlement in Mexico, N. Y. , next in
Ann E. Mead.
168 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Lydia A. Braden.
Hetty S. Butler. The youngest of the four daugh-
ters of Daniel. She married, 1846, Eev. Eli
Smith, D. D., missionary to Syria. Since 1869
her home has been at Amherst. The three sons
are graduates. Two daughters married and live
at the west.
Julia Ann Sophia King.
Clarissa C. Barnard. Lived on Bridge street, a
JOSEPH penny's ministry. 1(J!>
Lucy M. Work.
Nathan Storrs. In 1791 opened a jewelery shop
where Dr. Roberts' house stands. The next year
he located on Shop Row. In 1828, he erected a
granite block, considered the finest building of
the kind in the county.
Henry R. Noble.
Timothy A. Russell.
Lewis C. Tower.
Cyrus Noble, Jr.
Zenas Clapp. Homestead on South street. The
father of William D.
William Bliss, Jr. A captain in the war of the
Rebellion. A book-binder. Lives in Troy, N. Y.
Daniel R. Burnell.
Jonas M. Clark. Superintendent of Northampton
Francis W. Shepherd.
170 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
William Judd. The last of the Judds that con-
tinued at Horse Mountain.
Abner B. Warner. Son of Oliver. Graduated at
Williams 1833, and at Gilmanton Seminary,
1834. Pastor at Milford, N. H., and Medford,
Oliver Warner, Jr. Graduated at Williams 1841.
For fourteen years Secretary of State. State
Librarian and Clerk of Board of Education.
Elijah Allen. The third of this name, at Roberts
Meadow many years. Married, 184U, Lovisa
Henry B. Wolcott.
Julia Ann Hunt.
Elvira Ann Smith.
JOSEPH penny's ministry, 171
Mary A. Graves.
Lucy E. Dewey. Daughter of David L. Dewey of
Roberts Meadow. She married Rev. Josiah Clark,
Jr., who filled important positions in Northamp-
ton the last sixteen years of his life.
Ebenezer W. Strong.
Rachel Clark. Afterwards at Southampton.
Elizabeth W. Wright.
Charles A. Dewey. Came to Northampton 1826.
Law partner of Isaac C. Bates. District Attor-
ney in 1830. Judge of the Supreme Court,
1837-66. Father of three graduates.
Theresa H. Bates. Daughter of the foregoing,
Hon. Isaac, U. S. Senator. Married L. J. Dud-
Dea. Asa Marble.
Mrs. Silence Marble.
172 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Electa Smith, wife of Justin Smith, Jr.
Sidney P. Williams. Son of Dea. Eliphalet.
Graduated at Yale 1829, and at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, Settled in Philadel-
Ministry of Rev. Charles Wiley, Noiiember 7,
1837— February 9, 1845.
Admissions. — Historical Items.
Harriet N. Mather.
Louisa Chapin. A native of Hatfield. Her home
was in the family of her aunt, Mrs. Asahel Ly-
man at South Farms. She Married, 1842, Wil-
liam D. Clapp, member of School Committee.
Taught at Williston Seminary. An excellent
man, a gifted preacher.
Mrs. Lydia Clark.
Clarissa Curtis, Jr.
Sarah M. Wright.
174 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Marcia H. Wright.
Mrs. Theodore Parsons.
Mrs. Electa S. Strong.
Hannah H. Lyman. Daughter of Jonathan H.
Esq., married Rev. Charles Mason of Grace
Mary C. Dickinson. Sister of George P., 57 Elm
William A. Graves.
Elizabeth W. Hubbard.
Fanny W. Lyman. Married and lived in Michigan.
Home in Ohio.
Sarah P. Hubbard. Married ; her home was in
Adaline F. Woodward.
Harriet A. Smith.
Martha C. Hitchcock.
Franklin K. Hitchcock.
Ansel C. Parsons.
CHARLES WILEY'S MINISTRY. 175
Edward C. Strong.
Mrs. Ruth Wright.
Martha S. Phelps.
Maria L. Phelps.
Abby P. Parsons.
Sophia K. Parsons.
Clara L. Allen.
Adrianna S. Allen. Married, 1855, Rev. Charles
Hammond, for twenty-five years Principal of
Cornelia H. Wells.
William F. Knapp.
Lydia H. Knapp.
Chloe C. Atkins.
Sarah L. Wright.
Fanny Smith. Daughter of Justin, Sr. Sister of
Mrs. Mary Tenney.
Dianthe C. Lee. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Sem-
inary, 1845. She married, 1848, Rev. William
Bates. Preached thirteen years at Northbridge.
176 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Dorcas A. Clark.
Martha A. Weller.
Rev. Wm. Allen, D. D. President of two colleges,
Dartmouth, N. H., and Bowdoin, Me. Removed
to Northampton, 1839. Delivered the second
Centennial Address at Northampton, Oct. 29th,
Mrs. Sarah J. Allen, Elizabeth L. Allen, Charlotte
F. Allen. Wife and two daughters of President
Allen. Elizabeth L. married, 1843, Rev. Henry
B. Smith, Prof, of Theology in Union Theolog-
ical Seminary, New York City. Charlotte F.
married, 1841, Rev. Erastus Hopkins.
Susan W. Clark. Married, 1849, Rev. Josiah Ty-
ler, missionary to South Africa for forty years.
Jane Anna Cook.
Joseph Lathrop. Merchant on Shop Row, firm of
Stoddard & Lathrop.
Abba A. Lathrop.
Sydenham Parsons. Druggist, member of the First
Mrs. Mary L. Williams.
CHARLES Wiley's ministry. 177
Mrs. Sarah Slate.
Mrs. Mary Miller.
Hannah W. Lyman.
Nancy E. Warner.
Emily C. Shepherd.
Julius Phelps, Son of Capt. Julius. Homestead
the same as his father's in Florence.
Marietta B. Levake.
Lydia A. Clark.
Jane S. Daniels. Married, 1844, Hon. Oliver War-
ner, Secretary of Massachusetts.
Sara Maria Clapp.
Zenas Joy. He originated in Plainfield.
William Strong, Hawley street. Reserved one acre
of his father Joseph's home lot where he lived.
Number of his children nine.
George Sergeant. A clerk in Stoddard & Lathrop's
George A. Abbott,
178 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Silas D. Thayer.
Aaron Breck, Jr. Moved to Lawrence, Kansas,
where the family resides.
Lewis C. White.
Mrs. Abby S. Adams.
Harriet Eliza Strong.
Abigail J. Shepherd.
Lucius A. Clapp.
Elizabeth N. Thayer.
Samuel Breck. Son of Aaron, graduated at Brown
University, 1848. Taught in several places.
Grave up teaching and came home to rest. Sick-
ness ensued. He deceased 1853.
George Shepherd. In company with Nathan Dike-
Julia Ann Janes.
Martha A. Janes.
Josiah W. Smith.
Jane Sophia Smith.
Julia R. Phelps.
CHARLES Wiley's ministry. 179
Justus Boies. From Blandford. His daughter,
Jane Louisa, married, 1845, Rev. Joel Lyman
Mrs. Justus Boies.
Caroline E. Boies.
Ann G. Willis.
Eliza P. Wiley. Wife of Rev. Charles Wiley, pas-
tor of First Church, 1837-45.
Mary H. Pond.
Martha J. Parsons.
Joseph M. Kellogg.
Mary Ann Wood.
Lydia A. Clark.
Mrs. Martha Clapp.
180 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
David B. Phelps.
Hatty B. H. Bull.
Mrs. Corinth E. Bartlett.
David S. Sheldon. Graduated at Middlebury, 1831.
Principal of Northampton High School. Prof.
in Griswold College, Davenport, Iowa.
Mrs. Mary L. Sheldon.
Mrs. Margaret Mclntire.
J, W. Smith, M. D. A dentist. His successor was
Dr. Thomas W. Meekins.
Mrs. Clarinda Smith.
Ministry of Rev. E. Y. Swift, November 19,
18Jf5—Sej)temheT 22, 1851.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
James Lyman. Brother of Heury the martyr mis-
sionary. Lived at Toledo, Ohio.
Frances P. Lyman.
Mrs. Levi Strong.
Mrs. Mary A. Bray.
Rev. C. J. Tenny, D. D. Resigned pastoral labors
on account of failure of voice. Dr. Sprague
styles him "a man of princely intellect." His
daughter married Judge William Allen.
Ruth 0. Tenny.
Catharine Gilfillan. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Electa B. Lee.
182 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Catharine L. Swift. Wife of the pastor, Rev. E.
G. H. King.
Ebenezer T. Wood.
Betsey R. Wood.
Andrew S. Wood. A druggist, succeeded Winthrop
Hillyer on Shop Row. Afterward lived in
William Boies. Son of Justus, studied and prac-
ticed law in Northampton. In the life insurance
Silas D. Childs.
Jonathan H. Lyman. A physician, afterwards in
California. Grandson by marriage of the first
President Dwight of Yale College.
Samuel B. Bridgman.
Jonathan Brewster. Kept the Mansion House,
which stood near the present Catholic Church.
Moses Gilfillan. Father of Thomas and James.
Anna M. Phelps.
Eliza D. Claflin.
Harriet W. Claflin.
Persis L. Clark.
E. Y. swift's ministry. 183
Augusta C. Abbott.
Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, Elm street. Daughter of
Mary Annette Allen.
Eliza C. Allen.
Henrietta M. Slate.
Helen A. Slate.
Elizabeth M. Strong.
Sarah M. Brown.
Caroline R. Kellogg.
Roxana G. Starkweather.
Julia A, Graves.
Mrs. Mary D. Bush.
Nathaniel C. Gleason.
Mrs. Mary Gleason.
Georgiana M. Wright. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Seminary in the class of 1852.
Susan C. Breck.
Catharine E. Lee. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Martha B. Kingsley.
184 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mary L. Kingsley, West street.
Caroline R. Parsons. Daughter of Capt. Samuel,
Elizabeth H. Strong.
Caroline M. Durant.
Susan S. Stebbins.
Nancy H. Powers.
Julia W. Shepherd. Daughter of George, King
Sarah E. Bois, Gothic street. Daughter of Justus.
Lucy A. Wade.
Caroline B. Dewey. Daughter of Judge Chas. A.
Martha P. Lyman, Home afterward in Boston.
Jane Elwell and Harriet Elwell, Water street.
Olive Converse and Wealthy Slate. Lived on
Mary S. Davis.
Barton Bisbee and Sarah G. Bisbee. Removed to
Mrs. Frances Banners and Mary A. Hanners, Elm
street. Came from Charlemont.
Fanny W. Hayden.
Harriet C. Elwell.
E. Y. swift's ministry. 185
Harriet E. Davis.
Helen M. Clark.
Sarah W. Allen.
Ann Sophia Allen.
Mrs. Hannah D. Clark and Helen M. Clark.
Mother and daughter, Maple street.
Mrs. Experience D. Kellogg.
Frances C. Bascom.
Martha A. Strong.
Mrs. Roxana Stiles.
Mrs. Sophia P. Strong. Wife of William, Hawley
Nancy J. Parsons.
Martha S. Damon, Boston.
Frances S. Lyman.
Mrs. Harriet A. Abbott.'
Eliza M. Cook.
Mrs. Frances E. Stoddard. Widow of Prof. Solo-
mon, who deceased 1847, at Middlebury, Vt.
Mrs. Amelia P. Warner.
186 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Charles H. Dickinson, Martha C. Dickinson, Mar-
Mrs. Emma Graves.
Mrs. Princes Wood.
Mrs. Harriet Hutchins.
Mrs. Lucy B. Lyman.
Mrs. Mary Clark.
Cordelia A. Case.
Eliza M. Barnard.
Sally Ann French.
Mary E. French.
Lucy M. Burnell.
Sarah B. Delano.
Allison H. Palmer. Teacher of music, chorister in
the First Church. Removed to Chelsea.
Mrs. Ruth G. Palmer.
Mrs. Sarah Green.
Sarah P. Green.
E. Y. SWIFT S MINISTRY.
Mrs. Sarah Phelps.
Lois E. Dow.
Mary H. Wotton.
Sarah K. Warren.
Minerva C. Brewster. Married, 1856, Eev. Hiram
Bingham, Jr. For several years has lived at the
Sandwich Islands. Has lately translated the
Bible for the Hawaiian Foreign Missionary So-
Mary C. Dewey.
Samuel V. Sykes.
Mrs. Caroline Sykes.
Mary E. Sykes.
Catharine B. Wood.
Cornelius D. Wood.
Hervey J. Smith.
Lovisa C. Allen.
Anna C. Edwards.
Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Graduated at Mt. Holyoke
Assistant Principal of that
institution. Traveling in Europe in 1891.
188 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Elizabeth H. Tenny.
Sarah P. Kingsley, Judith B. Kingsley, of South
Charles C. Rust.
Esther A. Graves.
Louisa Healey. Married, 1855, Rev. Stephen C.
Pixley, a missionary to South Africa.
Joseph H. Parsons.
Edwin G. Durant.
Charles B. Kingsley. Druggist, successor to An-
drew Wood. Chosen deacon in 1873.
David Allen. Removed to Davenport, Iowa.
Sarah E. Allen.
Mrs. Esther A. Loomis.
Sarah C. Bray.
Camillus M. Chapin.
E. Y. swift's ministry. 189
Mrs. George Kingsley.
Mrs. Susan F. Clark.
Mrs. Frances P. Clark. Removed to Plainfield in
1873. Deceased 1891. '
Mrs. Martha B. Whittelsey. Mother of cashier |
Whittelsey, also of Julia W. and Mary W., '
South street. I
Mrs. Julia Parsons. j
Rev. S. S. Smith. Pastor at Westminister. Agent )
for one of tlie benevolent societies. Lived at ,
Mrs. L. B. Smith. !
Cornelia E. Smith. |
Caleb Wright. |
Mrs. Sarah L. Wright. |
Amanda S. Wright. I
Ministry of Rev. J. P. Cleaveland, April 20,
1853— July 11, 1855.
Admissions. — Historical Items.
Mrs. Elvira Parsons.
Mrs. Charlotte P. Edwards, at Pine Grove.
Rev. John P, Cleaveland. Pastor at Detroit, Sa-
lem, Cincinnati, and Providence.
Mrs. Juliana C. Cleaveland.
Susan P. Cleaveland.
William M. Lathrop. Graduated at Yale, 1825.
First a lawyer at Enfield, next in mercantile
business. Later in the insurance work, Boston.
Mrs. Diana Dumont.
Julia Butler. Widow of Elihu, editor of Commer-
cial Advertiser in New York.
Hannah W. Claflin, Cherry street.
J. p. CLEAVELAND*S MINISTRY. 11)1
Charles C. Claflin.
Alfred Hunt. Son of Dr. David. For many years
lived in Auburn, N. Y.
8arah W. Hunt.
Caroline S. Moore, Warner District.
Chloe M. Hunt.
Lois P. Lyman.
Cornelia Collins. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Sem-
inary, 1857. Afterwards Cornelia C. Ward,
Sarah H, Burt.
Mary B. Dwight.
Mary W. Newton.
Adelia C. Phelps.
Mrs. Helen V. Searle.
Mrs. Emeline C. "Wright, West Farms.
Mrs. Caroline Hillman.
Spencer Parsons, Pine Grove.
192 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Daniel Strong. Son of Joseph, Hawley street. He
reserved one acre for his homestead.
Susan D. Phelps.
Mrs. Clarissa M. Smith.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Parsons.
Mrs. Harriet E. Parsons.
Mrs. Pamelia Fitts, Removed to Sunderland.
Emeline C. Bourne.
Minisfry of Rev. Zachary Eddy, March 3,
1858— April 1, 1867.
Admissions. — Historical Itbms.
Rev. Ziichury Eddy. Twelfth pastor of North-
ampton First Church. Published a Church
Manual in 1860.
Mrs. Malvina R. Eddy.
George L. Wright, from Westhampton. Chosen
deacon 1877. Residence 42 South street.
Leonard H. Field. Went into business in Jackson,
Submit Field and Dency L. Field. Resided on
Samuel T. Spaulding. Settled in Northampton,
1856. District Attorney for nine years. Ap-
pointed Judge of Probate, 1872.
194 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Haynes K. Starkweather, Jr. Chosen deacon in
1873. Martha P. Starkweather, Maple street.
A. Lyman Williston. President First National
Bank. One of the deacons of the First Church.
Home on Round Hill.
Hannah M. Williston. Married, 1864, Rev. George
S. Bishop, D. D., pastor at East Orange, N. J.
Martin L. Williston. Pastorates in several places.
Professor at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.
John Whittelsey. Cashier Northampton National
Bank. Trustee and Treasurer of Cooley Dickin-
Addison W. Beals. Removed to Warren, Mass.
Edward L, Bartlett. Residence New York City.
Mary Jane Cliurch.
Julia E. Clark.
David B. Claflin.
Mary J. Perigo.
Mind well K. Parsons.
Charles T. Parsons.
Mary S. Lathrop, Abby P. Lathrop, Elizabeth D.
Lathrop, Hawley street.
Caroline M. Kingsley, Nancy E. Kingsley, West
J5ACHARY EDDY^S MINISTRY. 195
Maria A. Bliss.
James H. Searle. One of the First Church dea-
John B. Augur and Charles Smith, Associated
together in the tailoring business.
Theodore P. Clark and Charles Edgar Clark,
brothers. Sons of Elijah and Mrs. Frances P.
Clark. Both died several years ago.
Lyman N. Clark, at Pine Grove.
Webster Bartholomew. Residence at Canton, N. Y.
Elizabeth Simpson, Spring Dale.
L. Maria Merwin.
Lucy A. Kellogg.
John W. Hubbard.
Thomas W. Levake.
Anna E. Levake.
Charles C. Wells. Druggist at Saratoga S^n-ings.
Ruth S. Breck.
Sarah M. Burt, Fanny H. Burt, Harriet E. Burt,
Home on Union street,
Elias A. Pike, Elizabeth M. Pike, and Mary A.
Pike. Residence on Maple street.
George B. Drury, Sarah P. S. Drury, and Sarah
H. Drury, at Loudville. Superintendent of
Schools. Recently deceased.
19(i FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
William B. Hale. Formerly President of First
National Bank, Northampton.
Harriet A. Hale.
Mary S. Lee.
J. S. Lathrop.
Elizabeth S. Lathrop.
Albert H. Kingsley.
William M. Barnard.
Martin L. Clapp.
Frederic C. Hillman. Removed to South Deerfield.
Edward M. Kingsley.
J. Dwight Kellogg.
Elijah D. Clapp.
Martha A. Clark.
Emma C. Bliss.
Frances C. Hunt.
Mary E. Shepherd.
Frances A. Phelps.
Martha M. Phelps.
Ellen W. Converse.
Helen M. Clapp.
Elizabeth H. Clark.
Abby P. Lathrop.
Elizabeth D. Lathrop.
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY, 197
Alfred J. Munyan.
Jonathan E, Collins.
Laurentia P. Collins.
William P. Derby.
Susan E. Clark.
Helen E. Phelps.
Sarah T. Stoddard. Daughter of Prof. Solomon,
. Married, 1861, Hon. A. L. Williston, President
First National Bank.
Louisa G. Stoddard. Daughter of Prof. Solomon,
married, 1869, Martin Luther Williston, who
studied in Germany. Prof, in Carleton College.
George W. Edwards, at Pine Grove.
Frances A. Clark.
Ozro C. Wright.
Ellen M. Kingsley.
Sarah W. Lyman.
Mary Jane Simpson.
Sarah B. Foster.
Sarah E. Parsons.
Sarah C. Bridgman.
Elizabeth P. Knapp.
Joseph B. Whitehouse.
Martha A. Whitehouse.
Mary El well.
Lizzie H. Stockwell.
lOS FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Emily S. Love.
Martha R. Birge.
Edward W. Curtis. Removed to Cambridgeport.
Mary E. Ferry.
Anna E. Clark.
Elizabeth C. Kingsley.
Jane A. Baker.
Clarissa E. Clark.
Jemima H. Thayer.
Elizabeth B. Lyman.
George W. Perigo.
Sally H. Perigo.
Laura A. Perkins.
Sarah C. Strong.
Ebenezer W. Strong.
Mrs. E. W. Strong.
George D. Clark. Druggist, under the firm of
Clark & Parsons.
Mary S. Claflin.
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 199
Polly W. Clark.
Edson P. Clark.
Reuben H. Nims.
Catherine E. Tyler. Grand-daughter of Hon.
Mr. and Mrs. Manly.
S. Russell Butler. Graduated at Williams, 1858.
A missionary for twelve years on the Labrador
George L. Shaw.
Mary Ann Shaw.
Erasta K. Wells.
James C. Arms.
Mary S. W. Arms.
Achsah G. Gaylord.
James L. Warriner, from Springfield. Connected
with Northampton National Bank. Removed to
:>00 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Isaac R. Clark.
Sarah R. Clark.
M. Josephine Kellogg.
Mrs. Catharine J. Prince.
Elizabeth P. Wright. Graduated at Mt. Uolyoke
Charlotte E. Graves.
Ileman White, Jr.
Mrs. Maria Noble.
Mrs. Amanda Edwards.
Almira A. Eames.
Mrs. A. W. Olmsted.
Henry Tucker and Amelia E. Tucker. Removed
to the west.
Timothy P. Phelps.
Anna Phelps, West Farms.
John M. Knox.
Jerusha E. Warner.
Elizabeth 0. Baker.
Edith M. Eddy, daughter of Rev. Dr. Eddy.
Known by her writings.
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 201
Henry A. Dwight. Sou of Cecil. Graduated at
Williams, 1839. Taught at Norfolk, Va. After
the war he lived in Northampton.
Lucia D. Dwight.
Achsa L. Shumway.
Helen Gilfillan, graduated, 1854, at Mt. Holyoke
Seminary. Afterwards Mrs. H. G. Collins,
Elizabeth, N. J.
Luthera F. Norton.
Willis W. Clapp.
Charles F. Warner.
Lucy A. Ayres.
Francis P. Searle.
Everett R. Sanders.
Harriet E. Brooks.
Henrietta Strong, Hospital Hill.
Abby P. Burnham.
Julia H. Strong.
Henry F. Williams and Sarah F. Williams, 31
William A. Clark.
202 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
George E. B. Howard.
Helen D. Howard.
S. W. Lee, Jr. Organist of First Church in 1884.
Rosetta E. Crossett.
Mary M. Loveland.
Otis A. Skilton.
Adaline M. Skilton.
Hattie C. Davis.
Ella S. Thompson.
Sarah J. Strong.
L. W. Joy. From Hawley. The fourteenth post-
master in Northampton. Held the office twenty-
Rebecca W. Joy.
John Hunt Hastings.
E. Williams Tyler, lawyer, Peckham & Tyler,
Trinity Building, N. Y. City.
Wilbert A. North.
Mary A. Knapp.
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 203
Josiah Bakeman, Helen E. Bakeman, Lincoln j
Mary E. Wright. I
Allen S. Clark. . \
Charles S. Thayer.
Theodore Gladden^ Jr.
Joseph P. Pray. ]
Esther E. Moody. ]
Nathaniel S. Graves. |
Mary J. Graves. 1
Harriet C. Graves. j
Viola M. Graves. i
L. Myron Kidder. j
Josephine E. Kingsley. \
Lucinda Cook. I
Susan L. Hillman. j
Pelatiah Pray. I
J. Edwards Parsons. j
Alvah L. Bartlett. Grandson of Preserved, who j
built on South street 1702.
William S. Kingsley.
Fanny M. Strong.
Susan A. Pray.
Sarah R. Hastings. ' i
Jennie J. Corser. I
204 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Marietta C. Copeland.
Rev. Ephraim Lyman. Removed to Northampton
1804. Spent his last years in Minnesota.
Hannah D. Lyman.
Lucy D. F. Lyman.
George R. Lyman.
Ellen H. Lyman.
Henry J. Walker.
Phila A. Walker.
Jonathan P. Strong. By occupation a mason.
Long a member of the First Church choir.
Levi Parsons Morton.
Lucy E. Dewey.
Mary E. Clark.
Noah H. Lee.
Caroline A. Nutting.
H. J. Rudd.
Annie C. Rudd.
Orrin E. Livermore.
Elizabeth L. Livermore.
Andrew S. Cook.
Marion A. Cook.
Elizabeth L. Baker.
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 205
Lewis 11. Fellows.
Elizabeth R. Fellows.
William P. Strickland. Graduated at Williams
1858. Admitted to the Bar 1861. Clerk of the
Courts 1864. Judge of the District Court. Dea-
con of First Church.
Sarah Strong. Daughter of Jonathan, South street.
A teacher ; taught in the same school building
on Center street over a quarter of a century.
Shortened her days by teaching.
Sarah C. Phelps.
J. Hunt Butler. Bookseller on Shop Row. Father
of several graduates. President of Northampton
Sarah M. Butler.
Mrs. E. P. Strickland.
Laura L. Davenport.
Mary H. Northam.
Harriet W. Harrington.
Erastus C. Hall.
Oliver Walker. Secretary and Treasurer of the
Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
306 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Catharine S. Kingsley.
George S. Seymour.
Mary F. Clark. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Semi-
Lizzie A. Clark. Taught Kindergarten School in
Ella L. North.
Mary Anna Parsons.
Harriet Lyman, Sarah C. Lyman, Bridge street
and Grant avenue.
Horace Lamb, Harriet H. Lamb, 14 High street.
Emily S. Church.
Eunice C. Walcott.
Sarah J. Prouty.
Mrs. Margaret J. Hooker.
David E. Phillips.
Mrs. Lucy E. Morton.
Emily W. Fairman.
William P. Starkweather.
Charles D. Hastings.
Farnum E. Sawin.
John A. Prentiss. Formerly Sexton of First
ZACHARY eddy's MINISTRY. 207
Fred W. Lyman.
Albert M. Loyd.
Egbert L Clapp. City Clerk of Northampton.
Mrs. E. B. Hayden.
Mrs. A. E. Converse.
Mrs. Mary Saulsbury.
Mrs. Alma L Day.
Mrs. Betsey S. Livermore.
Anna E. Price.
Mrs. Elizabeth D. Kirkland.
Susan A. Williams.
Rev. William S. Leaviff's Ministrij, 1SG7—1881.
Admissions. — Historical Items.
Mrs. Theodosia H. Leavitt.
Sarah J. Gibbs.
Mrs. Felicia S. Burt.
Mrs. Clarissa Fox.
Mrs. Martha A. Turner.
Maria N. Dewey. Daughter of Judge Charles A.
Mrs. Sarah Marshall.
Mrs. Lucretia Smith.
James Dickson Clark. Son of Charles, grandson
of Dea. Luther. Graduated at Williams, 1848.
Studied law and admitted to practice, 1851.
Taught in Brooklyn, 1855-64. Published Bio-
graphical Record of Kappa Alpha Society of
Williams College, 1881.
WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 209
Mrs. Catharine A. Edwards.
Mrs. Susan R. Boies. Wife of William Boies, who
practiced law in Northampton. In 1871 he re-
moved to Troy, N. Y.
Evans B. Harding. Graduated at Medical Depart-
ment of Bowdoin College, 1863. Located in
Mrs. E. B. Harding.
Mary C. Dickinson. Had a private school on
Mrs. Lydia W. Williams.
Fred G. Hastings.
Isaac D. Smith.
Mrs. I. D. Smith.
Fanny J. Walker.
J. B. Ackerman.
Mrs. E. G. Ackerman.
Mary H. Ackerman.
Henry A. Wright.
George S. Hunt, Mrs. Fanny S. Hunt, 19 South
street. He originated in Goshen.
210 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Frank Clifford Lyman. Graduated at Yale, 1876.
Taught in New York City, also in Peeksville,
William H. Nowell, Mrs. W. H. Nowell. He was
chosen deacon of the First Church in 1877.
Elizabeth Anna Dwight.
Mrs. Henry K. Hinckley. Wife of Henry Rose H.
By profession a lawyer. He was lieutenant in
Mass. Cavalry in the Rebellion.
Mrs. Lucy M. Webb.
Maria L. Wood.
Mrs. Fannie A. Starkweather.
Eliza J. Witherell.
Mrs. I. R. Miner.
Catharine D. F. Sergeant.
Nellie E. Kellogg.
Fanny A. Edwards.
Mary G. Leavitt.
Elizabeth L. Fairman.
Susie H. Lyman.
Charles H. Chandler.
Mrs. Stella S. Chandler.
WILLIAM S. LEAVITT's MINISTRY. 211
Mrs. M. E. Ockington.
Mrs. Jane S. Benjamin. Home on Hawley street,
daughter of William Butler, who started in 1786
the Hampshire Gazette.
Simeon Dickinson, Martha G. Dickinson, 11 Pom-
eroy Terrace. He lived to be over ninety. Also
Martha E. Dickinson.
Mrs. Sarah T. Lacore.
Mr. Elijah H. Bartlett.
Mrs. Elijah H. Bartlett.
Anna Wright, Olive A. Wright, 14 Bridge street.
Samuel A. Fisk, Jr. Graduated at Yale, 1877.
Studied medicine in Boston. Physician at Den-
Mary J. Dawson.
Anna E. Fowle. Home at Michigamme, Mich.
Mr. Franklin Howes.
Mrs. Franklin Howes.
Julia L. Wolcott.
Julia R. Tyler.
212 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
George W. Hubbard. Treasurer of Smith College,
Trustee of Savings Bank and of Forbes Library ;
also of Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
President of Cooley Dickinson Hospital ; Presi-
dent of Smith Charities.
Mrs. Philena T. Hubbard.
Mrs. Caroline B, Alvord. Removed to Worcester,
Mother of Rev. James C. Alvord.
Willis W. Clapp.
Frederic A. Hildreth.
H. K. W. Dickinson.
Sidney Dickinson. A journalist. In 1885 lectured
on Art at Smith College.
Edward Dickinson. Son of Henry. Graduated at
Amherst College, 1876. In the musical profes-
sion at Elmira, N. Y.
C. H. Dickinson, Jr. Graduated at dollege of
Physicians and Surgeons, 1878. Practiced at
Mrs. Mary J. Stone.
Mrs. Sarah J. Bates.
Mrs. Sarah W. Lyman. Home at Montreal.
Mrs. Kitty L. Hill.
Mrs. W. P. Abernathy.
WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 213 ;
Francis H, Stoddard. Son of Prof. Solomon. '
Graduated at Amherst College, 1869. At Oxford
University 1885. Professor in University of New ,
Lucy M. Stoddard.
Jenny Spaulding. '
Nancy L. Miller.
Sarah M. Butler.
Clara W. Lathrop.
Bessie Lathrop, 21 Bridge street.
Etta Theresa B. Kraus. Home in Boston.
Mrs. Sarah B. Smith.
Mrs. Harriet A. Kingsley.
Arthur W. Clark. Removed to Hartford, Ct.
Lucy L. Strong.
Lucy R. Rutherferd.
John M. Turner.
Mrs. J. M. Turner. '
E. W. Higbee, M. D. Began medical practice at |
Northampton, 1871. Made European tour, 1881. ;
Ida J. Parsons. 1
Lizzie G. Parsons. I
Jennie W. Kellogg.
214 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Elias C. Lyman.
Mrs. Jane B. Crouch.
Mrs. Hannah Belden.
Rev. L. Clark Seelye, D. D. Graduated at Union
College, 1857. Studied Theology at Andorer and
in Germany. Pastorate at Springfield. Profes-
sor of English Literature at Amherst College.
Became President of Smith College, 1873.
Mrs. Henrietta C. Seelye.
Lucia G. Loveland, Annie B. Loveland, 35 Mar-
Myra G. Strong.
Mrs. Fanny B. Seymour.
Elizabeth P. Breck.
Mrs. L. Elizabeth Foote.
Ruth A. Parsons.
Myra No well.
William M. Parsons. Removed to New Haven.
Mrs. E. F. Comstock.
Mrs. Harriet R. Abbott.
Ella B. Parsons.
Sarah W. Hillman.
WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 215
Mrs. Caroline E. Tyler and Mary E. Tyler, on
Frances M. Tyler. Graduated at Smith College,
Sarah D. Kellogg. Graduated at Smith College,
Minnie M. Parsons.
Frank B. Parsons. Home at Lorain, Ohio.
Mrs. F. E. G. Stoddard.
Mrs. Mary G. Pelton.
D. D. Gorham. Graduated at Middlebury College,
1847. Taught in various institutions about
forty-three years. One of First Church deacons.
Formerly Principal of High School.
Mrs. D. D. Gorham.
Mary E. Gorham. Graduated at Smith College in
the class of 1879.
Nina P. Fisk. Graduated at Smith College, 1884.
Mary A. Burnham, Sarah L. Burnham, 17 Elm
Catherine E. "Worcester.
Charles Smith, Mrs. Angelina Smith, 40 King
Mrs. Lucy A. Mantor.
Mrs. Ophelia A. Pelton.
216 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Emma J. Rice.
Arthur L. Fisk. At New Haven. Graduated at
Mrs. Mary P. Bruce, Maria E. Bruce, 3 Market
Mrs. Nettie B. Rust.
Hattie B. Comstock.
Dr. John T. Stoddard. Graduated at Amherst,
1874. Studied in Europe. Chosen Professor of
Physics and Chemistry in Smith College, 1878.
Harriet E. Strong.
Alvin L. Clapp.
George P. Dickinson.
Mrs. Mary R. Dickinson.
Anna M. Dickinson.
Charles E. Williams.
Mrs. Sarah M. Shipman.
Mrs. C. E. Laidley.
Mrs. Alvira A. Clary.
Mrs. Katharine S. Leavitt.
Mrs. Amelia P. Warner.
Mrs. Sophia H. Parkhurst.
Ceylon Moody, Mrs. Lucy E. Moody, 72 South
Mrs. Mary C. Maynard.
WILLIAM S. LEAVITT'S MINISTRY. 217
EjDhraim L. Hastings, Mrs. Julia D. Hastings, 23
Charles E. Stevens, Nettie M. Stevens, 9 North
Mrs. K. M. Wright.
Lucy H. Smith.
James C. Alvord. Graduated at Williams College,
1885. Grandson of Judge Charles A. Dewey.
Pastor at Hamilton.
Sally M. Bush.
Stephen D. Hadley. Superintendent of Sabbath
School of the First Church.
Ministry of Rev. Herbert W. Lathe, 1882—1891.
Admissions.— Historical Items.
Mrs. Mary A. Jones.
Ruth B. Dickinson.
Zerviah C. Hillman.
Jennie D. Smith.
Sarah A. Clapp.
Harriet L. Hillman. Graduated at Smith College,
Harriet C. Seelye. Graduated at Smith College,
1888. Abigail T. Seelye, Elm street.
Minnie D. Gibbs.
Fred W. Connolly. Home in Boston.
Irene F. Pratt.
Rev. Herbert W. Lathe. Graduated at Yale 1873,
and at Andover, 1877. Pastorate in Portland,
Mrs. H. W. Lathe.
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?Qstn- £»^^ , ju>oiL^i^induu^
liU^st^ ■ k?^;w.co.s, %, fir/i ),
HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 210
Mrs. Letitia D, Parsons, Sarah D. Parsons, 34
Almira E. Parsons.
Sophia C. Clark. Graduated at Smith College,
Ellen P. Clark.
Carrie E, Strong.
Mrs. Eunice B. Knowlton.
Josephine M. Clark.
Nellie S. Fairman.
William S. Clark, Mary E. Clark, and Abbie L.
Clark, 4 School street.
Joel A, Connolly.
Dr. William A. Trow. The third of three physi-
cians, brothers. Dr. Trow of Sunderland, Dr.
Trow of Buckland, and the above, 29 Pleasant
Mrs. Lizzie A. Trow.
William Trow. Graduated at Amherst, 1886, and
at Yale Theological Seminary, 1890.
Mary E. Trow. Graduated at Smith College, 1889.
Mrs. Adriana S. Hammond.
Mrs. Julia A. Thayer.
Wealthy A. Bradford.
William Dearden, Elizabeth Dearden, Margie Dear-
den, 25 Pleasant street.
220 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Esther P. Phelps.
Mrs. Electa Nims.
A. L. Williston. A corporate member of the
A. B. C. F. M.
Mrs. S. T. Williston.
Prof. J. B. Clark. Graduated at Amherst, 1872.
Professor in Carleton College, Minn. Now Pro-
fessor at Smith College.
Mrs. Myra S. Clark.
Charles H. Dickinson. Graduated at Amherst,
1881. Took the Ely Prize for Composition, Ju-
nior year, 1880. Graduated at Yale Theological
Samuel D. Smith, Lavinia M. Smith, 23 King
Mattie C. Burnham.
Heloise E. Hersey, Hatfield House.
Mary B. Safford.
Mrs. Marietta K. Smith.
Charles B. Kingsley, Jr. Druggist. Son and suc-
cessor in business of his father, Dea. Charles B.
Helen A. Hillman.
HERBERT W. LATHE's MINISTRY. 221
Sarah D. Woodruff.
Sarah M. Marsh.
Theodore C. (xladden, Harriet C. Gladden, 36
Mrs. Maria Porier.
Elijah Allen, Lovisa C. Allen, Miriam L. Allen,
43 Elm street.
Mary E. Clark.
Waldo H. Lamb, Helen 0. Lamb, 15 Franklin
Helen W. Shute, and Mary A. Shute, members of
Smith College, 1883.
Kate B. Shipman.
Mary P. Fisher.
Mary B. Dwight,
Henry E. Smith.
Dora C. Smith.
Harriet N. Rowland, Olivia J. Rowland, Juliette
Rowland, 7 Fruit street.
Prof. Benj. C. Blodgett. Born in Boston. Grad-
uated 1861, at University of Leipsic, Germany.
Professor of Music at Smith College.
Mattie B. Blodgett.
Annie B. Bacon.
222 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Louisa B. Adams.
Anna W. Edwards. Graduated at Smith College,
Carrie G. Brigham.
Elizabeth A. Wright.
Mary J. Herrick.
Mary L. Spaulding.
Nellie B. Spaulding. Graduated at Smith College,
Mary A. Maynard.
Annie P. Kellogg. Graduated at Smith College,
Harriet L. Billings.
Martha L. Hadley.
Josie P. Robertson.
Laura E. Sawin.
Mabel D. Kingsley.
Mrs. Mary L. Lyman.
Harry Norman Gardiner. Graduated at Amherst,
1878. Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy
at Smith College.
Mrs. Lydia A. Clark.
Caroline R. Clark.
Bertha M. Clark.
Anna B. Strong.
HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 223
Mary A. Carter.
Mrs. Mary Cloud.
Emma E. Walker.
Annie 0. Parsons. Graduated at Smith College,
Harriet E. Parsons.
Edward M. Mills.
Alice C. Mills.
Sarah M. Mills.
Mattie M. Hitchcock.
Mabel L. Leeds.
Euretta L. Damon.
Edward P. Seymour. Graduated at Amherst, 1884.
Mary A. Simison,
Helen E. Day.
George W. C. Stockwell.
Clarence W. Alvord. Graduated at Williams Col-
lege, 1891. Has the ministry in view.
Marville M. Lee.
Eobert G. Williams.
Melinda B. Hawley.
Louise C. Patterson.
224 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Bessie H. Kellogg.
Emma B. Starkweather.
Mary F. Merrick.
Katharine E. Phelps.
Maud E. Parsons.
Mrs. Martha A. Clark.
Mrs. Esther M. Wetherell.
Eliza A. Wilder.
Ella M. Piatt.
Harriet F. Copeland.
Eva M. Robinson.
Theresa B. Williams.
Walter C. Kingsley.
Robert L. Williston. A member of Amherst Col-
Harry S. Williston. Entered Amherst College,
1891 ; brother of the preceding. Both sons of
Hon. A. L. Williston.
Charles A. Clark.
Mrs. Mary E. Staab.
Nellie C. Moody.
Mary L. Roberts.
HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 225 i
Maud E. Strong. ^
Lottie B. Strong.
Mrs. Netta E. Higbee.' ;
Mrs. E. A. Simison. 1
Charles M. Starkweather. Graduated at Amherst
College, 1886. Connected with a University pa-
per in New York City.
Sarah J. Edwards.
Clementine M. Davis.
Ellen A. Watson.
John L. Clapp. 1
Annie G. Snell.
Mrs. Martha M. Rolfe.
Cornelia B. Strong.
Bertha F. Clapp.
Myron L. El well.
Mrs. K. M. Elwell.
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wright.
Charles M. Wright. • I
Fanny I. Hussey. -
Thomas B. Ewing. |
Ada L. Ewing. ]
Mrs. Clara Fletcher. j
Annie F. Fletcher. j
Hewitt G. Fletcher. i
226 FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Mrs. Elizabeth Spear.
Mrs. Lillian D. Fitts.
Mrs. Harriet E. Bates.
Mrs. Diantha L. Graves.
Mrs. Ellen Clark.
Mrs. Sarah L. Clark.
Mrs. Annie A. Parsons.
Mrs. Alice M. Walker.
Anna M. Strong.
Etta M. Locke.
Sarah L. Daly.
George H. Walker.
Allen L. Strong.
Walter C. Seelye. Preparing to enter college.
William G. Bassett. Judge of Probate Court.
Mrs. Mary C. Bassett. Daughter of Rev. A. M.
Mrs. Mary Swift.
Mrs. Sarah A. Ames.
Lucy J. Ames.
Estie B. Ames.
Mrs. Elizabeth N. Luques.
Mrs. Ella M. Bradley.
HERBERT W. LATHE'S MINISTRY. 227
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Prindle.
Julia Imogene Prindle.
Gertrude Eusebia Flagg.
Mrs. Charlotte Flagg.
Mrs. Fanny Arnold.
Agnes L. Williston.
Mary M. Dole.
William H. Smith.
Mrs. N. Gertrude Smitli.
Mrs. Mary L. Fay.
Mrs. Hannah M. Moody.
Mrs. D. Lewis.
Harriet C. Mills.
Frances E. Thompson.
Mrs. Nellie E. Clark.
Mary L. All is.
Charles N. Fitts.
Mary E. Bement.
Bertha L. Clark.
Caroline B. Roberts, daughter of a former cashier
of the First National Bank.
Henrietta S. Seelye, daughter of President Seelye
of Smith College.
Ministers settled since the organization of the
I. S. Spencer,
E. Y. Swift,
J. P. Cleaveland,
William S. Leavitt,
Herbert W. Lathe,
Elders and Deacons Since the organization of
the First Church, June 18, 1661.
John Strong, ordained
Removed to Westfield.
Med ad Pomeroy,
FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON.
Kemoved to Easthampton.
Kemoved to Chesterfield, 1794.
Became a minister, ISOi. Preachec
New York till 1821.
Ebenezer S. Phelps, '
Removed to Hlinois, 1831.
Enos Clark, '
Dismissed to the Edwards Church.
Eliphalet Williams, '
Lewis Strong, *
Dismissed to the Edwards Church, 1858.
David S. Whitney, chosen 1831
John P. Williston, " 1838
Aaron Breck, " 1839
ELDERS AND DEACONS.
Jared Clark, Chosen 183!)
Daniel Kingsley, '
Haynes K. Starkweather,
Charles B. Kingsley, '
George L. Wright, '
William P. Strickland,
William H. Nowell,
A. Lyman Williston, '
John B. Clark, '
D. D. Gorham, '
Silas M. Smith,
J. H. Searle, '
William M. Trow,
Home and Foreign Missionaries of the North-
ampton First Church.
Job Strong labored in company with David
Brainerd among the Indians in New Jersey.
Solomon Allen, 1804-21, a pioneer preacher in
Western New York. Planted several churches.
Ebenezer Wright, 1809-14. Under the patron-
age of the Hampshire Missionary Society in St.
Lawrence County, N. Y.
Clarissa Lyman, daughter of Esq. Levi. Married,
1822, Rev. William Richards of the Sandwich
Jerusha Lyman, married about 1825, Jackson
Kemper, missionary Bishop of the Northwest.
Ansel Bridgman. Home Missionary in Michigan.
Henry Lyman, martyr missionary to Batavia.
Joseph Hunt Breck and wife, both of North-
ami^ton. Home Missionaries on the Western Re-
Timothy Dwight, son of Cecil. His early death
prevented him from being a foreign missionary.
Robert Ogden Dwight, son of Major Josiah, mis-
sionary to Madura.
Miss Hetty S. Butler, married Rev. Eli Smith,
missionaries to Syria.
Susan Wright Clark, married Rev. Josiah Tyler,
about forty years in South Africa.
David T. Stoddard, missionary to Persia.
Clara M. Brewster, or Mrs. Hiram Bingham, over
thirty-five years in the foreign field. Now at the
S. Russell Butler, for twelve years on the Lab-
Sarah M. Cooke, married Prof. Silsby. Five
years at Si am.
Deceased Members of First Church and Parish
who left large bequests to Home and
Foreign Missions and other
Mrs. Asahel Lyman.
Dr. Beujamin Barrett.
Dr. Edward B. Barrett.
Dea. J. P. Williston.
Mrs. J. P. Williston.
John Clarke, the banker.
William Allen, D. D.
Solomon Stoddard, third Clerk of Courts.
George W. Hubbard.
Silas M. Smith.
Two names of the last century may be added.
Thomas Allen, deceased 1754, gave between six
and seven pounds to promote the spread of .the
gosi)el among the heathenish natives in the vicin-
ity. Ilis nephew, Joseph Allen, on King street,
great-grandfather of Judge William, left a tract of
land in Southampton, to the President of Dart-
mouth College, to be expended in propagating the
gospel among the Indians. When these amounts
were given, it was a day of small things in mis-
Churches aided in their Forrtiation and Mem-
bership, during the last century and since,
by the Northampton First Church.
Almost a score could be mentioned, indebted to
this Mother in Israel. Begin with some near at
home. Southampton, Westhampton, Easthampton,
settled largely from the mother town. They were
model communities and the churches in them.
Count up the graduates, ministers, authors, teach-
ers, professors, valuable men, they have sent out
into the world, more than one hundred and twenty.
Lebanon, Ct., settled previously, stands high on
the roll of educated communities. But that place
received its first start from families connected with
the Northampton First Church. The same re-
specting Durham, Coventry, Woodbury, of that
sta^e. One of the first ministers of Woodbury,
Rev. Anthony Stoddard, was a Northampton boy.
Settled in 1702, preached nearly sixty years, was
Clerk of Probate forty years, acted as lawyer and
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physician, managed one of the largest farms in
town, reared a family of eleven children, admitted
500 to the church.
It is proper to say that the intelligence of some
Northampton families which settled in Amherst
about 1750 and earlier, had something to do in
bringing into existence that noble institution, Am-
Recall the influence of the First Church in the
early times of Northfield, Pittsfield, Skaneate-
les, N. Y., Princeton, 111., Brecksville, 0. The
churches in those places were much indebted for
their excellent beginning to families of the North-
ampton First Church.
Coming back to the Connecticut Valley, the
Edwards Church, so efficient, far reaching in its
influence for good, owns and acknowledges the
First Church as Mother. Has not this been the
feeling on the part of both toward each other from
the first till now ?
Will conclude by adducing the Florence Congre-
gational Church. In aiding its early membership,
did not the Northampton First Church perform an
important part ? o.
Wliat Hath God Wrought ?
Two hundred thirty years ago,
A faithful few, a little band,
Wishing to serve their God below,
And thus confess bis guiding hand,
United all with willing mind
To form a church, a sacred band,
Rejoicing in a pastor kind,
To guide them to the better land.
The little ones were gathered in
By Cov'nant vows of parents dear,
And early taught to hate all sin.
As from these records doth appear.
First Mather came, a holy man;
And Stoddard next, of earnest mien,
And many souls took a firm stand,
Whose names within this book are seen.
Edwards, a wonder of logic rare;
His preaching, earnest, faithful, sound.
His books profound beyond compare,
Have spread his fame the world around.
Gifted Hooker in manhood's prime,
Well served his three and twenty years;
And Williams preached a longer time.
E'en six and forty busy years.
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Tucker and Spencer, brief their stay,
Though much belov'd and cherished here,
Were call'd by God another way;
Grieving people they lov'd so dear.
Penny and Wiley, ten years more,
Both quite learn'd and doing good.
Their loss this ancient church deplored,
And sought from others gospel food.
Swift soon came to relieve their stress.
And tarried five good years or more;
Cleveland remained two years to bless.
And troubled hearts to peace restore.
Next beloved Dr. Eddy came.
The church was happy in her choice
Nine pleasant y ars did he remain,
Causing large numbers to rejoice.
Soon was he torn from their embrace;
In the midst of God's work he left;
Then Mr. Leavitt filled his place
Fourteen years. 'Twas again bereft.
Pastor Lathe then came to the fold.
With wisdom garnered from the past;
May numbers be by him enrolled,
Adorning his bright crown at last.